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Hiv From Blood On Small Cuts

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small cut could get HIV?

Posted by ririn, 1 Reply
Hi... i was having a small cut yesterday.. this morning my friend was having nosebleeding and i helped her wipe the blood with tissue paper. If there is chance that my friend is HIV positive, and if my small cut happened to be in contact with the... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

Risk from small volume blood ingestion

Posted by RJT, 2 Replies
Hello. I noticed some blood smeared on my finger whilst eating in a cafe on a shopping trip. I had been picking my lips so assumed it was that and licked it off to see if there was a cut underneath. However there was no cut to my finger and I... Read more »

Small cut on finger before encounter with sex worker

Posted by Zen1974, 1 Reply
So I went to a massage parlor today. Right before I went in, minutes before, I was drinking out of a glass bottle and felt something small hit my face.. it felt like a grain of sand. I brushed it away and felt a small sting. It was a teeny tiny... Read more »

small cut and infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am curious on the likelyhood of transmission. I had masturbated another guy, and he had precummed, he did not fully ejaculate. It was brief. Anyways I had bit my nails a couple hours before this, and later that night I noticed some minor... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Question #1: Can HIV be passed by kissing someone who has given oral sex to a third person?Question #2: Kissing and licking a small cut or scrape?Question #3: Protected Sex with a woman

Question #1: In a threesome with a couple, I kissed a guy who had just finished giving oral sex to his boyfriend for a couple of minutes. Although, the third guy was no where near cumming, he may have had some pre-cum. I have no idea. I also have no...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
In all of these instances, although technically there could have been a chance for HIV transmission to occur, realistically, the chances of infection (under the circumstances mentioned) were very small. In none of these cases was there KNOWN direct... Read more »

Sharing drinks having a small cut in the tongue

I know there are many questions which are similar to this but I still need some clarifications. I have accidentally spilled in my own glass some coke zero from a can which belonged to a person positive to HIV and who hadn't used a glass. My...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou cannot get HIV from sharing drinks, utensils, casual contact etc. If the person prior to you drank out of the same can there would have to be significant amount of blood on the can (visible to your eyes) and you would have to have an open cut... Read more »

Vaginsl simulation with small cut in finger

6 Days ago, Have oral sex with woman in Massage parlor in india but no intercorce or mouth kinssing but ,During the time i have inserted my finger in to the Vagina and it was fluid wet and not sure she is having HIV . But after 1 fingering i washed...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Thanks for writing in. HIV transmission was unlikely in this situation, and your symptoms have nothing to do with HIV.I do not think testing is warranted in this situation, but if you like, you can certainly be tested for your peace of... Read more »

Small cuts on hands- Risk of Contraction?

Hi. On Friday I was out all day and noticed, due to my chapped hands, I had a few small cuts on my knuckles that were bleeding a tad. During the day I shook hands with people and was in close contact. Would it be possible for any type of contraction...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Design Change Could Cut HIV Transmission

To prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections, syringes should never be shared. However, many injecting drug users ignore this warning, thus significantly contributing to the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases. In a recently released... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Carolina Legislature Approves HIV/AIDS Services Cuts

Just minutes ahead of Thursday's deadline, legislators in South Carolina passed a $4.9 billion spending plan. Among other actions, the budget would cut $3 million from HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services. It also would allow Medicaid patients... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Race Policy May Have Cut HIV

A new study suggests a controversial race-based blood donor selection policy that South Africa instituted from 1999 to 2005 cut by 50 percent the number of HIV-infected units of donated blood. To insulate the blood supply from the nation's high HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Donation Wait May Be Cut for Gay Men in Australia

A proposed one-year study would assess whether gay men who are sexually abstinent for six months could safely donate blood in Australia. The trial, recommended by independent experts for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service in a recently released... Read more »