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Do Scabs Protect Bloodstream From Hiv

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...of these activities someone else's blood might enter your own bloodstream (which, incidentally, cannot happen if a scab or a sore spot on your skin brushes against a surface that looks as if it has dried blood on it): unprotected vaginal or anal sex (especially if you're the one providing the vagina or anus) sharing injection drug equipment, especially needles if you're a baby, being born to or breastfed by an HIV-positive woman...
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Dr Bob. How are you my friend. I am the crazy one, I send you some question they were not answered I understant your very busy helping other crazy folk like me. Good work I must say. My question: I had protected sex with HIV+ woman her vl non...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Relax Max! Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Your fears are unwarranted. Although I see that you've been reading these posts since 1997, Read more »

Is a pimple/bug bite hermetically sealed?

2 logical questions doc,If a drop of infected blood were to fall on a non-bleeding pimple and/or a minor insect bite scab would there be a chance of transmission?Do scabs and closed pimples offer the same protection as the epidermis against...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,"Two logical questions." The same logical answer. HIV cannot penetrate intact skin. A closed pimple or scabbed insect bite would not be considered an HIV risk.You're welcome.Dr. Bob Read more »

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 or not. As far...
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 HIV... Read more »

Experimenting with Masturbation (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS, 2009) (PILLOW POUNDING, PILLOW HUMPING, 2009)

Hello doc i find it uncomfortable to masturbate with my hands so i use a pillow, but my question is can you get hepatitis or a std or any kind of disease from pounding the same pillow?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...around this Web site. You'll find all sorts of cool sex stuff to learn about, including how to properly use a condom and how to protect yourself from STDs, including HIV.Dr. Bobstd from humping a pillow? Feb 8, 2008I've been humping a pillow to... Read more »
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...telephone hotline staffers are available to talk with you about any of these issues. Within California, call the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's California AIDS Hotline toll free at 800/367-AIDS . Outside California, call your state's AIDS... Read more »
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...tested. And have only had a handful of non protected(which I know doesnt really matter). Are these symptoms similar to an HIV infection?? Other than that I have not been sick, fever, headache, etc... Read more »

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Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...and understand I should be tested. I would just prefer for someone's Professional advice. Sorry for the long read. I had unprotected sex (heterosexual) approximately a 1 year 8 months ago with a woman I date for around 1 month. The unprotected... Read more »

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Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...white male, Sub-Saharan Africa, never tested. 5 1/2 months ago I visited a brothel and paid for sex with a woman of unknown HIV status - sex lasted +- 20mins - about 10min was spent fingering - remainder having protected vaginal intercourse.... Read more »

Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 »