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Hiv Exposure Skin

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV still possible for health care workers who take PEP to get HIV infection. Other Exposure In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposures that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom breaks during sex, or if they share needles for injecting drugs. Infants can be exposed if they drink...
Ask the Experts

Exposure to HIV positive blood

I am a nurse who was caring for an HIV positive patient. He had a left arm wound that was connected to a wound vac. The tubing became disconnected and when I went to reconnect it some of the fliud splashed out of the tubing. I felt a light mist but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I agree you did not have a significant HIV exposure and PEP is currently not warranted. However, all occupational exposures or potential occupational exposures should be reported Read more »

Can you develop KS in a year after exposure to HIV

I was last tested for HIV a little over a year ago. My results were negative and it had been well over the window period (5 years after possible exposure). Recently i started developing small nodular marks on my legs and thighs. Some of them would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test five years after your last possible exposure is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. The skin problems you describe sound absolutely nothing like Kaposi's sarcoma.Stop worrying.Happy Thanksgiving.Dr. Bob Read more »

Sun exposure & HIV

One of the immediate changes in my body's working when I became HIV+ was that I went from dsomeone who had hardy skin and rarely burned to not being able to be in the sun without sun poisoning, itching rash. Can intense sunblock help this? I hate...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...more often due to use of drugs (such as sulfa antibiotics) that directly cause photosensitivity. HIV can cause all sorts of skin problems and so a small minority of patients may experience an exagerated response to UV Light injury to the skin... Read more »

HIV exposure in workplace

I work on a lockdown hospital based psych unit.Last week a patient who has tested positive for HIV attacked me and bit a coworker breaking the skin.She is on antivirals and being followed.What are her chances of contracting HIV?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
I assume that the "her" you refer to is your coworker. Unless there was blood in the patient's mouth at the time of the bite, your coworker would not be at risk of acquiring HIV. I would recommend that your coworker discuss exactly what happened... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...sources of sterile syringes, such as pharmacies. It is important to know that sharing a needle or syringe for any use, including skin popping and injecting steroids, can put one at risk for HIV and other blood-borne infections. For more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...any open sores, through the moist lining of the opening of the penis, or through the cells in the mucous membrane in the foreskin or the head of the penis. What About Oral Sex? There have been many studies of HIV transmission through oral... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

...nevirapine. However, patients should be carefully monitored during the first 18 weeks taking the drug to watch for signs of skin or liver problems. In some cases, liver problems can get worse even after nevirapine is stopped. Because of the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...or by eating very hot or sharp, pointed food. To infect someone, the virus has to get past the body's defenses. These include skin and saliva. If your skin is not broken or cut, it protects you against infection from blood or sexual fluids.... Read more »
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Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do they feel the PEP was effective? Read more »

Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
hello. Here's my problem. I work with a person who has hiv. We were gift wrapping with a little sewing scissors.. Well, he cut himself on it (just a little prick..that's what she said.. anyway) and then about two hours later I cut myself on the same... Read more »


Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
Please can someone give me their honest opinion on whether this is a reason for me to be concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old... Read more »

symptoms and skin changes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and fever have subsided and today one gland in my neck was swollen a little more than usual. I have also noticed changes in my skin - firstly, I have more moles appearing on my body and secondly I am finding white spots that range in size over my... Read more »