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Hiv And Scabs

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When to call a scab a scab ???

I have been going through some of your answers on HIV transmission through cuts where you have said 'Once a scab is formed, there is no longer an access to the blood stream'. I'd like to know how to identify if a cut has a scab on it...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm sorry, but I don't recall writing that response (maybe it was Rick's?). I did say that it is highly unlikely that HIV would be transmitted through a scab, and I base that on epidemiological information combined with some general... Read more »

HIV Transmission re 5 day old scab on my leg

Was in Bali recently and had a massage in a respectible, but back street massage parlor,... Read more »

hiv or hep from scab

is it possible to get hep b or c or hiv from an infected person by shaking hands if say i had a... Read more »
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Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a low risk exsposure. I have a bunch of little neeldepoint-sized scabs all over my legs and arms, and I have many small light brown blemishes. Are these HIV symptoms? Read more »

Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am absolutely terrified and I need some help on this. My neighbor is HIV+. He had a few scabs on his knuckles and was punching me in the shoulder just to joke around. When I noticed the scabs (not until an hour or so later), I went home and... Read more »

pesky side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
just wondering if my silly little problems are 'normal' or what. little scabby things inside my nose? sore bloody scabs appear for no reason, and take ages and ages to heal. also cracks at the corners of the mouth, is it yeast or herpes? i have been... Read more »

Do help me out here. Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was on the bus this morning and was seated opposite to a man who was picking at the scabs in his elbows. He then shifted to a seat behind. I am afraid that in the event of touching his scabs, he might have left some blood or some substance on the... Read more »