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Hepatitis And Open Sores

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open wound hepatitis

I was helping my friends mom put on her socks. I noticed she had some sores on her legs and I have cuts on my hand from falling a few days earlier. I wasn't sure if the sores were bleeding or not since i was just helping her with her socks i...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Without seeing blood mixing with your blood, I would say no risk.... Read more »

Open sores

Dear dr, When we say Open sores on the penis transmits HIV, what are we actually referring to? Does it include even a minor abrasion also? Please tell me what should we consider as open sores. Thank you very much....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Any skin lesion that results in broken skin.MH... Read more »

HIV employee w/open sores in restaurant job

I have an employee who has told me that he is HIV pos and has open sores on his arms that bleed. What can I do legally to remove this person from my restaurant business? I don't want to seem cold and callus but this is a restaurant and his...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Dear Wondering, Does your local public health code address the question of open sores among restaurant workers? I would think that open sores would be a problem regardless of HIV status. Bleeding sores are definitely a problem in the public health... Read more »

open oozing sores

Dear Doctor, My viral load is up (75,000) and i have open sores on legs arms neck and face. I have for 2 months now. They begin as whiteheads, burst , than grow to 1/2" in diamater. Any suggestions for pain and healing??Not responding to any...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Without being able to see these sores, it's hard to guess, but the possibilities include folliculitis, psoriasis and herpes (less likely). Have you seen a skin specialist? You may need a skin biopsy for an accurate diagnosis and the correect... Read more »
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Open sore

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can u really have an Open Sore on your penis and bear the pain to have sex in the first place? what chance is there?

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Fever and sore throat, I am scared!

Posted by WorriedGgirl, 1 Reply

I contact a guy from craigslist. I went to his house and we had sex, and I felt my vagina opening tearing a bit (I hadn't had sex in a while), we use a condom, he went soft and pull out, no condom slippage. Then we started talking, and we were... Read more »

HIV Through Open Mouth Kissing

Posted by Charlie505, 2 Replies
I had an open mouth kissing for about 20 secs with a girl of unknown hiv status, after that i am getting back to back mild sore throat and white tounge for 2 months which is still there, i got worried and got 5 hiv test following from 6,8,10,12,and... Read more »


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One Womans Story re: HIV and AIDS

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The truth can never be wrong even if no one hears it.
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