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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Touching An Open Scab

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blood on paperwork from hiv/hcv infected indivdual

I am pregnant and very worried that a client of mine who is hiv/hcv positive who bled on one of my documents may have caused some form of transmission. he was bleeding from the gums and said so and then he left the clinic. two days later the blood...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not consider you at risk at all. Read more »

HIV Transmission though burnt skin?

I have I question that is probably silly. I am a highschool teacher and a student of mine had an... Read more »

Possible Occupational Exposure and Testing

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...infected with herpes zoster and develop chickenpox. They should avoid contact with the shingles rash or with anything that may have touched the shingles rash or blisters. How Is Shingles Treated? Several types of drugs are used to treat... Read more »
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Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...is soft and thin and has a latex ring at each end. The ring at the closed end goes into the vagina and over the cervix (the opening of the uterus). The other end stays outside the vagina and covers the labia (vaginal lips). The polyurethane... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...parts of your body where the virus has entered through broken skin. Sores also can appear inside the vagina and on the cervix (opening to the womb) in women, or in the urinary passage of women and men. Small red bumps appear first, develop into... Read more »
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Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...would be the risk of hiv or any std if there was hiv+ blood on the table, got on his shirt, and that wound (when it was open) touched it? what would be the risk if it was dot sized drop of blood? what about inch sized drop of blood? or am i just... Read more »

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possibilty of exposure

Posted by Anonymous
...penetration. He attempted penetration but I stopped him immediately. No penetration occured but the head did touch my vaginal opening. I told him we could not proceed without a condom which he provided. I checked several times to be sure it... Read more »

Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had a low risk exsposure. I have a bunch of little neeldepoint-sized scabs all over my legs and arms, and I have many small light brown blemishes. Are these HIV symptoms? Read more »