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Hiv Transmission Via Healing Surgical Wound

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex Before Circumcision Wounds Are Healed Could Increase Female Partners' Infection Risk, Study Says

HIV-positive men undergoing circumcision might be more likely to transmit the virus to their female partners if they have sex before the circumcision wounds have healed, according to preliminary results from a study being conducted in Uganda and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hopes for Natural Anti-HIV Drugs

New research has found that two proteins that repair cellular DNA can also destroy HIV replication in the human cell. Before infecting a cell, HIV carries the genetic material ribonucleic acid (RNA). Once inside, HIV makes a copy of its genes in the... 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 »
Ask the Experts

Wound won't heal

I have a surgical wound that wont heal. On June 15, 2004, I had my left inguinal hernia repaired. The surgeon implanted mesh. After 3 or 4 weeks the wound closed up although it was still quite visible. About mid-July 2004, I started taking Sustiva,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Wound healing is generally good in HIV + persons. Scores of my patients have had various types of surgery and have generally done OK. I have seen an occasional post-op infection or complication that often mirrors those seen in the general community.... Read more »

Blood on Healing Wound

Hi Shannon,Good day. I have a 1/2 inch healing wound (3 days old) on my index finger. From time to time, it does secrete some serous liquid and a bit of blood if I stretch it. My real scenarios and questions:1. Had a handshake with a person who have...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThis type of exposure carries an extremely low risk. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid from prolonged period of time. This carries the same risk with a hand shake.... Read more »

Slow Healing of Wound

I'm taking Lamivudine+Zidovudine+Nevirapene for 4 years and replaced Zidovudine to Tenofovir 6 months ago due to lipodistrophy on my legs. My CD4 count has remained consistent at 411+ lately. 2 weeks ago I accidentally cut my hands underneath...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally HIV+ persons heal pretty well in my experience. Finger infections can be slow healing even in the general population if there is lots of swelling which can make it difficult even for properly chosen (based on culture and exam... Read more »

wound-to-wound contact

Hello Doctor,I am asking this question to you after I have searched all over the internet and here on this forum for many days. Please help me make this one of those QTND (Questions that never die). I will make a donation for supporting the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk from the events you describe is nonexistent. If HIV were that easy to catch, it would have wiped out the planet long ago. The only reason to consider testing would be to put any residual fears permanently to rest and... 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 »

flesh wound transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I touched the outside parts of a sex workers vagina while in the shower. While there was no visible cuts on my hand. I had a relatively fresh 2 hour old 2mm flesh wound in my wrist which I got from scratching (very superficial). What if vaginal... Read more »

What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »

wound doesn't know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After having sex (worn condom) , I discovered some minor wound outside the condom covered area , it is caused by rubbing during sex. Maybe it is very common but not all people would observe this. Now, my question is that whether it is an risk, if... Read more »