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Hiv Transmission Wounds

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hiv transmission through open wound

Hello. Back in June of this year, I accidentally brushed my arm with a person's opened wound. I checked and my arm had no blood on it. in addition I had no open cuts or sores/wounds except for a few bedbug bites. since June I've been...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI agree with your doctor there is no way for HIV transmission to occur this way. HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid and since you had no cuts or open areas on you there is no way for HIV to enter your body. Be... Read more »

Risk of HIV transmission from a HIV+ person`s bleeding wound

First of all, thanks for what you`re doing. I`m sure anyone who needs to know anything about HIV,... Read more »

is semen on chapped lips(wound open) considered high risk for HIV transmission?

I have been in paranoia for almost a month regarding my encounter with a guy last April. The day... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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

African Military Personnel Among the Most Vulnerable to HIV Transmission, Study Says

Personnel in southern African armies are among the groups most vulnerable to HIV transmission, according to a study supported by the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, South Africa, IRIN/AllAfrica.com reports. The study, titled "The Enemy... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

More on Oral Sex and the Risk of HIV Transmission

In the following article and an article by Janice Price , we will entertain two different views on oral sex transmission of the HIV virus. Detailed interviews of a cohort of gay men with acute infection provide further evidence that oral sex can be... 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 »