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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Fisting

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HIV from a Fist Bump -- Possible?? --- Dr. Bob... I Donate to your Foundation Regularly.

Dr Bob, Can you help me with this issue please? I was working with a friend of mine from work. We were snapping metal buttons on a tarp onto a boat. I scratched my hand on a snap. My knuckle. The scratch bled. The gentleman who also is HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Michael.While there is a theoretical risk of HIV transmission if fresh HIV-tainted fluids come into contact with non-intact skin, the chances of this occurring during a fist bump with a 30-minute old scratch are so remote that the chance of... Read more »

More Information on Fist-Bump

Dr. Bob,I met with the gentleman that is HIV+ that I first-bumped with after I scratched my... Read more »

Hep C and, erm, fisting

I'm pretty well-informed (I think) about new trends in HIV research and treatment. However,... Read more »
Articles
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Scientists, Grantees Map Possible Path to an HIV Vaccine

What In an advance for HIV vaccine research, scientists have for the first time determined how both the virus and a resulting strong antibody response co-evolved in one HIV-infected individual. The findings could help researchers identify which... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Quest for an Effective HIV Vaccine Presents New Possibilities, Challenges

A vaccine that prevents HIV infection remains an important goal in the fight against AIDS, but the current top HIV vaccine candidates may not work in this way, say scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Possible Clues Found to Why HIV Vaccine Showed Modest Protection

Insights into how the first vaccine ever reported to modestly prevent HIV infection in people might have worked were published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine . Scientists have found that among adults who received the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rogaine as Possible HIV Cure?

The quest for low-cost HIV treatment may lie in finding virus-fighting properties among the thousands of drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to Vojo Deretic, chair of molecular genetics and microbiology department... Read more »
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Worried about HIV from fist fight and braces

Posted by worriedboy4321
Hi,
Last year on march a bunch of gangsters or hooligans attacked me and a few friends.
One of them punched me at the side of my face.My braces gave me a cut inside my mouth,at the cheek area.The cut was quite deep and it extended to the corner of my... Read more »

veterans vs. newbies...let the fists fly.....

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
I have been reading a lot of posts back and forth where the veterans bash the newbies and then somebody tries to throw in a neutral post to the effect that the veterans really have all the info.
But--here's a thought--HIV has changed quite a bit... Read more »

Fisting

Posted by micmax
I recently had my first fisting experience. I was the insertive partner. I had a lot to drink and was not thinking as clearly as I should have been, and quite stupidly I did not use a glove, the reason being that I initially felt there was not a... Read more »

Possible Infection should I consider Pep

Posted by Sylas76, 1 Reply
After a night of drinking I recently hooked up with two guys who were drug users. I had unprotected sex with one (I was the top), performed oral sex and rimming on both, and fisting on one. I have no idea what there status was (I made a very stupid... Read more »