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massage, scratch, hiv risk - 40 dollar donation will be made

Doctor,Please help me. The other day I went for a massage. THe massage was "sensual" although no sex (hand job, oral or intercourse of an kind occured). When I went I was getting massaged, I noticed several scratchs on the side of my leg. THey were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Relax Max. Your rub-a-dub-dub at the "naughty" place did not put you at risk for HIV acquisition. I see no cause for worry or HIV testing.Be well. Happy Holidays!Dr. Bob Read more »

Scratches from infected person

I was robbed by a transvestite in Brazil, who scratched me his nails while taking my car cd!!!Is there risk on being infected?
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
There should be no risk of getting HIV from a scratch.BJ Read more »

Please Hekp me quickly Dr Bob -- I am very very frightened-- I give a large donation (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2010)

Dr. Bob,I ma very scared. I went to shake hands with a HIV + person during a convention today. This was a black man and they had a very unusal handshake. Grab, Hug, twist the shake and pull back quickly. When the gentleman pulled back on his hand...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Linda,Grab, hug, twist, shake and pull back quickly??? Hmm. Sounds like the latest craze at the dance club. Even if you did get scratched, and even if the dude doing the grabbing, hugging, twisting, shaking and scratching was "virally enhanced,"... 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 scratched by HIV + person on my left arm accidentally and that person on meds since 7 years ago.I got two small cut and I washed my arm and I put Septadine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree with the advice you received from your doctor. HIV is not transmitted by being scratched by an HIVer's nails. (See below.)Dr. BobNail Scratch Aug 24, 2008Hi Dr. Bob - I have a question for you which at first I think is crazy and then my... Read more »
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are there any risks below? PLZ answer

Posted by kljhkfdjhselfjd, 1 Reply
1. (since october, bt dint really wory till february but stopped 5th of may). I used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one... Read more »

are there any risks?

Posted by mysterious, 2 Replies
1. (since october, bt dint really wory till february but stopped 5th of may). I used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

hiv risks?

Posted by ben7206, 3 Replies
do i need testing? 1. (since october, bt dint really wory till february but stopped 5th of may). I used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv +... Read more »