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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Touching Scratch On Skin

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Scratch on Scratch (Unusual, Very Specific Situation)

Hi there,I was playing fighting only with the fingers, hands tied to a friend, who is HIV positive.We held our hands tight, rubbing one another, moving the fingers, trying to immobilize them, for one minute, or a little more.Some time later I...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HIThis is not a risk. The scratches are small and there would need to be a significant amount of blood present. Also reduces the risk is that he knows his status and is most likely in care and on treatment which should mean that he has an... Read more »

anal scratching - donation on the way

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Scary scratch!

Hi Ryan,i have been very worried since i was scratch by a woman whenever she performance body... Read more »
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HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
To Whom it May Concern:
Here is my dilemma. A couple of months ago I visited a "titty bar" and received three lap dances. During one of the dances I felt the dancer scratch my neck with her fingernail. Throughout the remainder of our session... 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 of contracting HIV.

On that day, while she was massaging... Read more »

Precum on fresh scratch

Posted by radger, 1 Reply
Hi, I have asked this question elsewhere but was wondering if anyone else has anything to say about it. I am really really worried :-/

LONG STORY SHORT: Fresh precum from head directly onto fresh scratch between my anus and testicles. risk?

the Whole... Read more »

body fluid touched the skin without intercourse

Posted by mona811
can anyone tell me that if body fluid has touched the skin without intercoursing can person be effected with hiv Read more »