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human bite (HUMAN BITE 2010)

About 1 month I got bitten by my assitant and he is hiv positive, my finger only bled due to me pulling my hand and my skin tore on my finger he had no bleeding gums or sores in his mouth, I'm terrified, what is my risk.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...incident? Most of the literature I have reviewed has identified that there is a minimal/non-existent HIV risk associated with bites, unless there is extensive tissue damage/trauma - which is not the case in this incident. However, most of the... Read more »

Frequent bite by dog between HIV & non HIV persons

Hello, i read you response about another instance where a dog bit an infected person and then a... Read more »

Bumps/welts/bites or boils on scalp

I am taking Epzicom, Norvir and Lexiva. Recently I developed a bump on my scalp resembling an... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...have been transmitted by a human bite. Biting is not a common way of transmitting HIV, in fact, there are numerous reports of bites that did not result in HIV infection. Severe trauma with extensive tissue damage and the presence of blood were... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...by an HIV-positive person Kissing (between people with no significant dental problems) Sharing exercise equipment Bug bites Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...people with HIV infection. If you have access to AIDS medications and medical monitoring, there's no reason you can't live a long life even with HIV infection or AIDS. The Government Developed AIDS to Reduce Minority Populations The world's... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...contact include: social kissing, public venues (pools, theaters, bathrooms), sharing drinks or eating utensils, etc. Insect bites do not transmit HIV. Myths About Clinical Trials The myth: "Clinical trials are unsafe. If I enroll in a... Read more »
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Bite the Bullet

Posted by Nailbiting, 2 Replies
...feeling so bad 15 weeks or so after the incident if it is something to do with HIV. I guess I need to bite the bullet and just get tested but man I am scared and part of me doesn't want to know but I need to for my wife and little girl. Any... Read more »

Multiple Cat Bites

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...700. Cat got stuck on the back fence, it's barb wire. While trying to free the cat, she tore into my hand. I've got multiple bites, especially on my index finger, which is now swelled twice the size. Question. Does anyone know if this just... Read more »

mosquito bites??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I heard mosquitoes can't transmit hiv, and I hope its true. Because I was definitely bitten by the same one as an hiv+ person. We were in a small room and there was only one mosquito in there and it bit both of us within about 1 minute. I am scared,... Read more »

Biting Stripper

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I can't shake it. So I hpe to get an answer from someone with real HIV knowledge. Is there any way to get infected from a bite, this stripper was giving me a lap dance, and then she friggin bit me pretty damn hard. I am not sure if my skin... Read more »