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Is It Possible 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 »

Repeat Customer -- Repeat Donations - I only trust you, (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2009)

Dear Dr Frascino, I as at a Networking Function and a woman went to touch my face and I pulled back... Read more »
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Molluscum

...systems can develop molluscum lesions that spread, last a long time, and are very difficult to treat. About 20% of people with AIDS will develop molluscum. Molluscum is not a serious health problem. However, many people find the molluscum... Read more »
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... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced 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 from fingering a woman?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...next day the "scratch" is now scabbing over. since it wasnt scabbed over while i was fingering her would it be possible for hiv to enter through the scratch? or is it only possible for deep wounds on fingers? Read more »

Infection throgh scratches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, Hope someone can advise. I've always been served by this HIV positive beautician for about 2 years and have not feared for my life before. BUT since 11 Oct 1999, I've been living in fear 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 »