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How Likely Is It To Get HIV From Scratching Someone

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nail scratched (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2009)

Dear Doc I am helping PLHA in one of small organization in our country. last week I got nail scratched by HIV + person on my left arm accidentally and that person on meds since 7 years ago.I got two small cut and I washed my arm and I put Septadine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Perhaps your massage gal could loosen them up a bit?Dr. BobFinger nailOct 30, 2008Short and simple. Can you get HIV from someone scratching you with their finger nail? I was helping a co worker with something, and she scratched my hand. It was a... Read more »

HIV transmission through Needle Scratch (not stick)?

First off Dr. Bob - thank you so much for this resource - you are truly inspirational!! :) OK now... Read more »
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HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and I guess could have been abrated, but not bleeding. I have had a delayed fear reaction and am terrified that I could be HIV infected. I am married with three kids. I won't to forget about this. I'm going to wait a few more weeks and then... Read more »

Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
...or should i let this go. By the way.. when i found out this person was positive I was worried about working with him. But the aids helpline said you can't Catch Hiv from working with people. Well.. here I am. in this predicament. maybe i am a... Read more »

Risk?

Posted by darkwithrobots, 2 Replies
Last night, I went to a concert and I realized I had a scratch/cut on my arm that looks too deep to just be a scratch from running into an object and it was slightly red and I do not know if it was bleeding or not. I don't remember being poked with... Read more »

Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
...my ankle and so folliculitis has occured on my right shin as a side effect of topical cortisteroid treatment. I can remember scratching my leg (it gets so itchy) afterward, however if I did, what are the chances of contracting HIV this way as... Read more »