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Getting HIV From Getting Scratched

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Nail scratching ((HIV infection)) (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2011)

Hi Dr. Robert,I had sex with a lady that I don't know. I used a cndom, but my concern that she was scratching me with her fingernail, the scratch was in my arm about 1 cm. I am worried that there was a fluid that include HIV under her nail.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Tom.Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break). HIV is not transmitted via nail scratching. See link below.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »

nail scratched (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2009)

Dear Doc I am helping PLHA in one of small organization in our country. last week I got nail... Read more »

HIV Dog Scratch (DOGS, HIV TRANSMISSION)

my nieghbor has hiv and for a while ive been letting him see my dog/ play with her. My dog is... Read more »
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HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
To Whom it May Concern:
Here is my dilemma. A couple of months ago I visited a "titty bar" and received three lap dances. During one of the dances I felt the dancer scratch my neck with her fingernail. Throughout the remainder of our session... Read more »

For the worried well about Bird scratches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is impossible to become infected with The HIV Virus from Birds.

Dr. Anonymous 2001

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Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
I am a male who recently had sex with an ex gf. We had been broken up for 8 years.
I used a condom which didn't break and we did not engage in oral sex either way.
My question is, I shaved my chest and just below my belly button but above my pubic... Read more »

Getting tested together first. Getting tested now.

Posted by don
Both you and your potential sex partner can get tested together first
before beginning the sexual component of the relationship.
The strategy reduces a great deal of ambiguity.

You, yourself can get tested today, now. Test results reduce ambiguity
and... Read more »