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Hiv Transmission Through Open Cut

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HIV transmission from open cut

I asked a person for a cigarette outside a pub. He took out one from his pack and gave to me. I lit it immediately and smoked. This person may be having hiv and a cut on his finger tips. That would have passed on the infected blood to cigarette...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:You were not at risk. You do not need to test. HIV is not transmitted via casual contact. In health,Richard... Read more »

HIV infection from open cut

Please help me with this apprehension.I asked someone (I suspect with HIV) outside a pub for a... Read more »

I opened my mail and got a paper cut,can you catch HIV

from opening you're mail and you get a paper cut? I mean I am only worried because I know some... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Dental Clinic Specializes in HIV/AIDS Patients, Cuts Out Fear of Seeing Dentist

Last fall, the nonprofit group Housing Works opened a full-service health clinic in Brooklyn exclusively for women with HIV/AIDS. A dental clinic housed in the facility, located at 57 Willoughby St., also accepts male patients. Many of the people... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canadian Drug Facility Cut Overdose Deaths: Study

Since the opening of Vancouver's supervised injection facility (SIF), overdose deaths in the immediate neighborhood have dropped 35 percent, a new study shows. However, North America's only authorized SIF, Insite, remains controversial. Next month,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer, Stronger HIV Drug Regimen for Breastfeeding Women Cuts Mother-to-Child Transmission Rate, Study Finds

"HIV infection rates among babies are significantly cut when mothers are given prolonged ARV treatment during breastfeeding," according to findings released at the International AIDS Society conference in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vancouver Opens First Authorized Drug Injection Site in Attempt to Curb HIV, Hepatitis C Transmission

North America's first authorized drug injection site for illegal drug users, which supporters say will help curb the spread of diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C, held its official opening on Monday in Vancouver, Canada, Reuters reports... Read more »
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Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »

open cut on index finger on a drunk night

Posted by curiousmann, 2 Replies
Hi folks,
With my all respect I want to get your opinion on my story, I will try to keep it short promise. I had an open cut on my index finger when i woke up, so i will assume it was there at the beginning of story. I was drunk 20days ago, and... Read more »

Am I at risk? Open cuts on hands...

Posted by Gka978, 2 Replies
First, I'm sorry if this seems like a trivial question. My next step will be addressing anxiety issues

I have two scratches/cuts on my right hand, both from a new kitten who thinks my hand is a toy. I shook hands with someone who could be considered... Read more »