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Hi,Thanks Doctor Joseph thanks a lot for your suggestions and concerns. But I would really like to know when should I take the HIV test, as I mentioned in my previous question, the incident happened on 3rd July, so shall I go for 3rd October for...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...rarely spread through saliva, so unless it was mixed with blood and the wounds on your face were fresh and not scabbed then the risk would be essentially nil. I would not do a PCR as it may be innacurate (can get false positive when the true... Read more »

Risk from fresh blood to wound

Hello dear doc Bob,how are you doing?i hope all is well.I ve written to you in the past when 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 »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions (I)

...sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including herpes and gonorrhea and even syphilis. Now, when we're talking about the levels of risk when you give someone oral sex, several variables actually determine the true level of risk. Let's look now,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...safer sex to riskier sex. Each time you engage in a sexual activity, you choose (whether consciously or unconsciously) the level of risk you are comfortable with for that moment. Safer sex often involves use of latex condoms, latex dental dams,... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
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Can somebody PLEASE respond

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint... Read more »

please respond

Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...the park and afterwards, i saw a cm sized wound. now he was at the table about 8-15 minutes before me, and what would be the risk of hiv or any std if there was hiv+ blood on the table, got on his shirt, and that wound (when it was open) touched... Read more »

PLEASE respond

Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...the park and afterwards, i saw a cm sized wound. now he was at the table about 8-15 minutes before me, and what would be the risk of hiv or any std if there was hiv+ blood on the table, got on his shirt, and that wound (when it was open) touched... Read more »

scared what if driving me nuts...

Posted by sadman, 3 Replies
...transfered to me via the touching after sex? 2: My gums sometimes bleed and we kissed open month a lot could that have put me at risk? 3. Finally I had a cut on the finger next to one I touched her with It was a fresh cut (happened 4 hours... Read more »