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Hiv Transmission Via Healing Surgical Wound

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...avoiding acquiring or transmitting HIV following surgery. Individuals should make sure they understand how long the healing time is for genital surgeries; sexual activity too soon may allow HIV to enter the body through unhealed surgical wounds or may put partners at risk for HIV transmitted through blood from surgical sites. Once healing is complete, safersex tools like male or female condoms, dental dams, and latex gloves cut to fit a new...
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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 Read more »


Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fallen below 200 cells per cubic millimeter of blood. Also called the T-cell count, the CD4 count ranges from 450 to 1200 in healthy individuals. In some people, the T-cell decline and opportunistic infections that signal AIDS develop soon after... Read more »

Staph Supa Bug and Being Poz

Please doc, tell us about the new supa bug. If you're poz, what are the risks and stuff? I be so scared.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cause, such as injection drug use, but these infections can arise spontaneously, as well.Surgical Site InfectionsInfections of surgical wounds are the most common adverse events in patients who are hospitalized and have undergone surgery,... Read more »


I want to start by saying thank you for the support you give to all of the members of this site. I'm going to admit this is a far fetched question, but, it has been on my mind. A couple of weeks ago I was at a friends apartment. His roommate...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the body and practically nothing lives when frozen in the icebox and then soaked in Jack!Relax Max. Have a toast to your good health.Cheers. Bottoms up! (Hey, now there's a potential way to get HIV: "bottoms up" without a condom.)Dr. Bob Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... You cannot get HIV from donating blood -- a new, sterile (clean) needle is used for each donation. Some people, primarily healthcare workers, are infected through needle sticks with infected blood, or through other medical accidents. This is a... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a negative impacton women's health. Women may postpone medical care and treatment due to anumber of barriers including: Limited access to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...have a cure for HIV. Because it is a serious illness, many people with HIV disease are willing to try almost anything to get healthy. Some unproven treatments may be harmless, but others can be dangerous. For example, one brand of "Brain Wave... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
...Before you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk. What is HIV? How is HIV transmitted? Read more »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...wearing it. Moreover, avoid sex with strangers, while under the influence of substances (I was drunk during the act), and ask health-related information you care about before you rush into sex. Information will help you decide how far you want... Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »