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Flaky Skin After Touching Period Blood Worried I Have HIV

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blood touching my peeling skin on foot

my mother had her period on the towel i stepped on later about 2 hours later she doesnt have HIV or any STI but my foot had some skin that was peeling off it after i knew it was blood which was like 3 minutes later i went to clean it off with soap...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There's no risk from the situation you're describing. In situations like this, we know immediately that there's no risk because way too much time has passed from blood coming out of someone and you touching it. HIV dies within... Read more »

Dr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,

Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i had a cut on my face. She could... Read more »

Cut client's ear and blood touched my skin

I am a hairdresser. I nicked my client's ear with the clippers and it started bleeding. Some... Read more »
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Healing Touch and Melting Stress

Illustration by Carol-Anne Pedneault From the hug that comforts a crying child to the hand that steadies the shoulder of an anxious friend, touch can be a powerful tonic. As a long-term survivor of 24 years and counting, I am constantly... Read more »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cells: The Oxygen Carriers White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters Platelet Count Chemistry Screen (CHEM-25 OR SMA-25) Lymphocyte Subsets and Viral Load: Specific Tests for People With HIV ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Caused by Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Introduction The Microbiology and Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections The Epidemiology of MRSA SSTI in the HIV Positive Population Types of SSTI that can be Caused by MRSA Treatment of MRSA SSTI in the HIV Positive Patient Prevention... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction The prevalence of skin disorders in AIDS patients treated in the palliative care setting is exceptionally high. Unfortunately, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of skin diseases in both HIV and AIDS can be an especially... Read more »
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Worried about possible hep b/c delaying HIV window period

Posted by n1368585, 2 Replies
Hi

I had a possible exposure (unprotected sex with csw) in Thailand in nov 2011.

I tested negative with 3rd gen ELISA at 4,8,10, 13 and 16 weeks.

Also did a ELICA at 8.5 months which was negative.

However, here is the worrying part. I have been... Read more »

Is the Window period for real? I am worried.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I realize this board is mostly for those who have been diagnosed with HIV, but I hope you allow me to vent anyway. I was recently tested negative by an elisa and a rapid hiv test. I had a sexual relationship (unprotected) last year (summer... Read more »

Broken Skin On Nipples + Saliva. Should I Worry?

Posted by darien, 1 Reply
About three weeks ago I hooked up with this guy. We both went down on each other and kissed a lot. He got really rough with my nipples using his teeth. The next few days they were a little scabby. I then find out that the guy has HIV. He says that... Read more »

infected blood on skin

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
4 years ago I gave first aid to a guy who had been wounded in a fight.He was bleeding.I approached him trying 2 help but he pushed me away.Later on when I left I noticed a big stain of blood on my t-shirt at the level of my arm.At that time I didn't... Read more »