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Getting HIV From Fisting

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HIV from a Fist Bump -- Possible?? --- Dr. Bob... I Donate to your Foundation Regularly.

Dr Bob, Can you help me with this issue please? I was working with a friend of mine from work. We were snapping metal buttons on a tarp onto a boat. I scratched my hand on a snap. My knuckle. The scratch bled. The gentleman who also is HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Michael.While there is a theoretical risk of HIV transmission if fresh HIV-tainted fluids come into contact with non-intact skin, the chances of this occurring during a fist bump with a 30-minute old scratch are so remote that the chance of... Read more »

More Information on Fist-Bump

Dr. Bob,I met with the gentleman that is HIV+ that I first-bumped with after I scratched my... Read more »

Hep C and, erm, fisting

I'm pretty well-informed (I think) about new trends in HIV research and treatment. However,... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

Safer Sex Why Practice Safer Sex? Pregnancy Guidelines Why Latex? Safe Sex Guidelines Lubricant Condoms & Other Safer Sex Devices Types of Condoms ... Read more »
Project Inform

Getting Informed About HIV

What Is HIV Disease? Simply put, HIV disease is a disease of the immune system, although it can affect other parts of the body like the brain or kidneys. HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) causes disease because it gets into immune cells --... Read more »
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Sharon on Getting Sober and Getting Custody After an HIV Diagnosis

Welcome to This Positive Life ! We have with us Sharon Gambles. When Sharon was diagnosed with HIV in 1989, like many other people, she thought HIV was a gay white man's disease, thus she knew nothing about the disease. To make matters, during this... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

"The Happiest Day of Our Life" -- A Gay Couple Living With HIV Adopts

At 26, Greg was all set to get married when Frank walked through the door of his workplace. It was love at first sight. Greg put aside all thought of blending into the straight world. The two men have been together ever since. One thing, however,... Read more »
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Worried about HIV from fist fight and braces

Posted by worriedboy4321
Hi,
Last year on march a bunch of gangsters or hooligans attacked me and a few friends.
One of them punched me at the side of my face.My braces gave me a cut inside my mouth,at the cheek area.The cut was quite deep and it extended to the corner of my... Read more »

veterans vs. newbies...let the fists fly.....

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
I have been reading a lot of posts back and forth where the veterans bash the newbies and then somebody tries to throw in a neutral post to the effect that the veterans really have all the info.
But--here's a thought--HIV has changed quite a bit... Read more »

Fisting

Posted by micmax
I recently had my first fisting experience. I was the insertive partner. I had a lot to drink and was not thinking as clearly as I should have been, and quite stupidly I did not use a glove, the reason being that I initially felt there was not a... Read more »

Watersports and fisting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all,

When I was first diagnosed + (about a year ago), I did not want to, or have any desire to have sex at all. With time though that has changed and I have recently had a few sexual encounters (Super safe ones).

The one thing I have noticed... Read more »