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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Touching Scratch On Skin

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Molluscum

...irritation. Can Molluscum Be Prevented? Because the virus that causes molluscum is so common, it is not possible to avoid being exposed to it. However, if you have molluscum you should make sure that the lesions don't touch anyone else. You should also be careful not to spread molluscum to different parts of your body. Be careful not to scratch the lesions or to cut them while shaving. Some health care providers think that using an...
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anal scratching - donation on the way

Dr Bob,I recently developed an annoying anal itch that won't go away. Everytime I go to bed, it starts to itch. One day I found out that one of my co workers was HIV positive and that I might have touched her blood the day her nose wouldn't stop...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the body.As for your anal itch, I'd suggest you see a dermatologist. There are a number of possible causes ranging from dry skin to a fungal infection to crabs to hemorrhoids. Treatment is readily available once the cause is diagnosed. So stop... Read more »

Transmission question - Searched past post and couldn't find - Will donate!

Hi! While at work, my boss and I were pulling tile off of a pool and she cut herself, not realizing it, I touched her wet blood and it got on my hand after I touched the same tile or something else she touched (I really don't know how I got it on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your boss is HIV positive and that you managed to get an adequate amount of fresh HIV-tainted blood into your system via dry skin, hangnails or various cuts and scratches is so remote it's essentially nonexistent.We recommend not sharing razor... Read more »

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
...Hi,I agree with the advice you received from your doctor. HIV is not transmitted by being scratched by an HIVer's nails. (See below.)Dr. BobNail Scratch Aug 24, 2008Hi Dr. Bob - I have a question for you which at first I Read more »

INDETERMINATE HIV RESULT( updated EXTRA information with less grammar errors)? (BURD TURDS AS HIV SIGN FROM HEAVEN, 2010)

Hi Dr Bob,Thank you for being here and I pray to GOD you stay handsome and healthy forever. Hope you remember me the bird shit guy who got 'it' from heaven. I have made 4 donations to date and have received an extra dose good karma from you.Thank...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...my nipples (one at each sides) and rub my penis with pants on, but however their hands did try to get into my pant and maybe touch my penis for few seconds! Also one of the girls accidentally scratches me with her shoes or fingernails!!! I... Read more »
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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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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...than the others) That's it. For any 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... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...fullness. Temporary and permanent fillers are available.Temporary fillers usually last from three to 12 months and usually requiretouch-ups. Permanent fillers provide long-lasting results, but generally cannotbe removed if the outcome is not... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...some cases, the side effects may differ: Rashes: Researchers say that HIV+ womenare more likely than men to experience skin rashes from HIV medications. Liver problems: Women are more likelyto experience liver problems as a medication... Read more »
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HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...(almost a year after possible exposure) I noticed a small brownish rough patch on the top of my left foot. It feels rough to the touch and has a central rough/pin spot in the middle. This has been present since and hasnt gone away. Its... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...penetration and withdrew after ejaculation. However, I am scared that i might have gotten some vaginal fluid on my hand and touched my penis after removing the condom. I also rubbed the surface of her vagina with my fingers before putting on the... Read more »

FINGER with DEEP CUT, PLEASE HELP PEOPLE<

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...into the cut (the cut was healing but I don't believe a scab was formed, just very pink skin and cut binded together) by either touching that finger or by that finger touching my thumb and then that other cut finger touching the thumb. And it... Read more »

No penetration = no HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on my back, too and ejaculate oozed down between my butt cheeks and down my leg. Sorry to be so graphic but am I at risk for HIV infection? He doesn't know his status. Read more »