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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Touching Open Wound

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Dr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,

Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i had a cut on my face. She could be HIV positive, if she is HIV positive and since her saliva comes into contact with my blood, am i at risk of getting HIV?Let me know. Thanks. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...shared some food with a person I had only know for a day. Secondly, thus may be a silly question, but can HIV be transmitted by touching a steering wheel (hands get sweaty) then touching your willy? Thanks a lot! Response from Dr. Frascino Hello,... Read more »

How do you define an open wound?

Dear Doc,I have donated to your association a few times. I believe that more efforts should be done... Read more »

HIV Survival, Fluids On Open Wound!!

Dear Robert,My name is Daniel, and I live in France. I have a question concerning the risk of... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...is no risk of transmission from scratching because there is no transfer of body fluids between individuals. Any person with open wounds should have them treated as soon as possible. Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...opportunistic infection (see Fact Sheet 500 ). What Is a CD4 Test? A small sample of blood is taken from your finger. The blood is tested to count several types of cells. CD4 cells are not counted directly. Instead, the laboratory makes a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load,... Read more »
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OPEN WOUND

Posted by anxious92, 3 Replies
...my wounds when they were open? 2. what if the wounds were open and they came into contact with a drop of blood a cm wide and long? 3.what about 4? 4.5? 5. i dont remember (for sure) if they were only the size of 5x this period, but would the... Read more »

OCD myself to death

Posted by 9514, 1 Reply
...with ten other guys and had a open bleeding wound 1 inch by to 2 inches on inside right forearm. did not let any body touch open wound but put open wound on open dirty tables touched door knobs and toilet seats with dirty fingers and put arm... Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...idea the things that go through my head. If he has a little scratch or something on his arm....i won't touch anything that he touched because of it. I think that "ohh, maybe I can catch it from that". The other night, we ordered food....I... Read more »

Toilet Safety/Open Wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son is coming to see us. He has HIV and Chrohns disease and has blood in his stool, my wife has bleeding hemroids and I have had a boil near my butt lanced and is opened to drain. Since we all have something bleeding going on what precautions... Read more »