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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Touching Skin

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...(if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk 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 getting HIV. If you're curious about whether specific sexual acts are riskier than others, check out these frequently asked questions from...
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HIV transmision: Skin and Oral sex (I will donate 40$)

Hello. I asked a question 30 mins ago. But I made a mistake. In one sentence. I forgot to put a word "no" before "...visible cuts or sores". (I type very fast on keyboard and it happends all the time). So, I will repeat my questions once again. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.HIV cannot permeate intact skin.2.Insertive unprotected oral sex carries only a very slight risk of HIV acquisition.3.If she were HIV infected (either in her Read more »

Very worried and confused about possible HIV Transmission : Please enlighten me Dr. Bob

Hello Doctor,I recently had a cut on my index finger.(about half a centimetre long and bled enough to use a band aid) About 30 hours later I touched the vagina of a sex worker. I tried to avoid touching her with the finger that had the cut.. but I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...three specific questions:1.HIV-transmission risk involves HIV-infected fluids coming into significant contact with non-intact skin. Clearly, defining "non intact skin" over the Internet is difficult. If, for instance, I told you a one centimeter... Read more »

Dry skin on palms and peripheral neuropathy

Hi Keith,hope this message finds you well. I'm a 30 yr old male writing from London.I have been on meds for four months. My first combo of Efavirenz and Kivexa lasted one month and I had to stop Efavirenz due to being spaced out all the time. My doc...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...to be considered so the dermatology consultation is a good move. Here is one list I grabbed for possible causes of palm rash/skin changes: * Heat rash * Contact dermatitis * Stasis dermatitis (type of Eczema) * Seborrheic dermatitis ... 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 uncovered, relatively severe burn on his arm. While it wasn't over a large area, the burn was severe enough that a portion of the skin was bright pink...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV risk is nonexistent and it's a damn good thing, because if HIV were that easily transmissible, it would have wiped out the whole Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...time? For example, let's say that we have body fluids on our skin and after some time (e.g. an hour) that skin (e.g. fingers) touches an open wound or penis. Are there any chances of getting the virus? Does organic surface increase the virus... Read more »

OCD, eye, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...However there was a smaller one about 1-2 mm by 4-6mm that was yellow-orange with some small red-brown spots. I accidentally touched it, so I looked even closer to make sure it wasn't blood. But I wasn't sure, in a way it looked like it could be... Read more »