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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
...Hello,See below.Dr. BobI'm HIV+ and an infant bit my face, risky for the infant? (HUMAN BITE, 2010) May 26, 2010Hello Dr. Bob,Although I am well educated on HIV risk and transmission, a recent incident has me very concerned. Read more »

Seek Advice (biting)

Dear Dr. BobI am from India. Kindly bear my English. Nearly four weeks ago I was with a young... Read more »

HUMAN BITES

CAN THE HIV VIRUS PASS THROUGH CLOTHING FROM AN ORAL BITE FROM ONE HUMAN TO ANOTHER. IN OTHER... Read more »
Articles
The Michigan Messenger

Michigan Lawmakers Decry Case Charging HIV-Positive Man With Terrorism for Biting

...transfer [it]." A number of HIV experts have stepped up to say that it is a near impossibility to spread HIV through a human bite, and that this case perpetuates the stigma against HIV-positive individuals. State Rep. Mark Meadows, who chairs... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Advocates Stage Protest Following Death of HIV-Positive Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Biting Prison Guard

...the yard of retired Superior Court Judge John Mariano, who in 1990 sentenced inmate Gregory Smith to 25 years in prison for biting Camden County Sheriff's Officer Albert Waddington. According to Waddington's testimony, Smith -- who had been... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

One-Quarter of Canadians Believe HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Kissing, Mosquito Bites, Poll Says

...Approximately one in four Canadians believes HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through kissing and mosquito bites, indicating a "knowledge gap" in the general public regarding the disease, according to a recently released national poll commissioned Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Remune Bites the Dust . . . Again

This is what happens when you get into bed with the devil, says Martin Delaney. The founding director of Project Inform, a well-respected HIV service organization based in San Francisco, says the demise of the experimental HIV treatment called... Read more »
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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 »

Bite the Bullet

Posted by Nailbiting, 2 Replies
...matter. But why start 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... Read more »

Love Bites and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can sucking on skin to produce Love Bites transmit HIV? Can the skin break by merely sucking hard on them? 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 »