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Contact with a patient with HIV, fresh blood touched my scab

Hello Erik! Thanks for answering our questions. I work as a technician in surgery and came in contact with a patient who claimed he was HIV+. As per usual, universal precautions called for gloves, however, the pt had a pinprick that leaked onto...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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Thanks for your question,There is no risk from what you're talking about. None.You had no significant openings into your body into which a significant amount of blood entered. Nothing like that in fact. You could make <i>some</i>... Read more »

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... Read more »

Fresh Blood on Skin, what is the risk?

Sir,If I have fresh blood of a HIV infected person on my intact skin am I under real risk of having... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada Warns Not to Buy "Fresh" Semen Online

Health Canada on Tuesday warned of the potential disease risks associated with buying donor semen from unregulated online assisted-conception businesses. Prompted by media reports of the phenomenon, this is the agency's second such warning in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Fresh Start Grant to Help Ex-Prisoners Get HIV/AIDS Care

In Texas, federal funds are helping recently released African-American prisoners at risk of HIV become reintegrated into society. With the help of a $1.6 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa's AIDS Fight: Fresh Focus on Issue of Multiple Partners

HIV/AIDS prevention in South Africa is moving beyond a focus on condoms, using new research that identifies the epidemic's driving force as multiple concurrent partnerships. Many experts now believe prevention messages did not fail, condom use did... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Risky Sex and Drugs Take Toll Inside Prisons

A new survey of inmates offers fresh insight into the demographics and risk behaviors of detainees in New South Wales prisons. Among key findings: The average prisoner was male, age 35, and an English speaker. Indigenous people were... 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 »

What is a fresh cut and has any case been reported

Posted by biznoch, 2 Replies
Hello from what i gather fingering is a low risk activity unless u had an open cut. my issue is what exactly would define a open cut? I had a paper cut that was thin but not fully healed and if u pulled at it u could see redness and light blood. the... Read more »

Precum on fresh scratch

Posted by radger, 1 Reply
Hi, I have asked this question elsewhere but was wondering if anyone else has anything to say about it. I am really really worried :-/

LONG STORY SHORT: Fresh precum from head directly onto fresh scratch between my anus and testicles. risk?

the Whole... Read more »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... Read more »