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Do Scabs Protect Bloodstream From Hiv

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When to call a scab a scab ???

I have been going through some of your answers on HIV transmission through cuts where you have said 'Once a scab is formed, there is no longer an access to the blood stream'. I'd like to know how to identify if a cut has a scab on it...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm sorry, but I don't recall writing that response (maybe it was Rick's?). I did say that it is highly unlikely that HIV would be transmitted through a scab, and I base that on epidemiological information combined with some general... Read more »

HIV Transmission re 5 day old scab on my leg

Was in Bali recently and had a massage in a respectible, but back street massage parlor,... Read more »

Palms and Bloodstream.

Is there anyway that HIV gets into your palms and infects you? I heard it does. Also whats the... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Resting CD4+ T Cells Have Protection Against HIV, But Protection Fails When Cells Become Active, Study Shows

Resting CD4+ T cells have a "powerful" protein shield that protects them from being invaded by HIV, but the cells lose that protection when they are activated to fight an infection, allowing HIV to enter the cells, according to a paper published on... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Possible Clues Found to Why HIV Vaccine Showed Modest Protection

Insights into how the first vaccine ever reported to modestly prevent HIV infection in people might have worked were published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine . Scientists have found that among adults who received the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Truvada for PrEP: How an HIV Treatment Drug Can Protect Against the Virus

The incidence of new HIV infections has remained stable since the mid-1990s at a rate of approximately 50,000 per year. Among those newly infected, African Americans, Latinos, and gay and bisexual men of all races and ethnicities remain... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ugandan Parliament Considers Bill That Would Require HIV Status Disclosure, Provide Some Protections to HIV-Positive People

Uganda's HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill 2008 -- which is under consideration by a committee in Parliament -- aims to criminalize the intentional transmission of HIV, guarantee access to treatment for HIV-positive people and provide... Read more »
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Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a low risk exsposure. I have a bunch of little neeldepoint-sized scabs all over my legs and arms, and I have many small light brown blemishes. Are these HIV symptoms? Read more »

Protected Sex with an Escort

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
A little over a month ago I had protected vaginal sex with a girl I later found out to be a "high class" escort. She travels frequently to be with her clients.

In any event we had vaginal protected sex (female superior)in which she used water based... Read more »

HIV from protected anal

Posted by spiritflame67, 1 Reply
Can you get HIV from protected anal sex? The condoms had no holes nor did it break or have anything abnormal. Could I have gotten HIV from this?? Read more »

How to protect your partner when you are dating someone who is not HIV Positive?

Posted by pozlady, 3 Replies
Are there any other measures that are important besides the use of condoms that one should take when dating someone who is not HIV Positive?
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