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Is Open Wound Safe

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common warts finger open wound

Are common warts considered an open wound or sore? I have one on my finger and I'm starting to develop another. I don't want to worry that hiv infected blood can enter through them....
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThey are not and so not a entry way for HIV.You are fine!Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

hiv transmission through open wound

Hello. Back in June of this year, I accidentally brushed my arm with a person's opened wound.... Read more »

Open Wound in Really Really Crowded Area

Dear Doctor,Recently i was in a festival in brazil that was very very crowded at night (people were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Quebec to Open Safe Injection Site

Quebec's health officials will open a supervised-injection site in Montreal, and their plans include establishing similar facilities elsewhere in the province. "There is a team in Montreal looking at the feasibility and acceptability of all this,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Safe Haven Opens in Kenya for Young Women Fleeing Circumcision, Forced Marriage

Eve Ensler, author of "Vagina Monologues," the widely produced play about women and their bodies, formally opened the V-Day Safe House for Girls in Kenya on Monday. Most of the 61 girls who arrived at the Safe House came for a short course on the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Safe Injection Site Stays Open, For Now

Citing the need for more research, Health Canada announced Friday it has postponed a final decision on Vancouver's safe injection site. Insite, a pilot project that permits addicts to inject their own drugs under the supervision of a nurse to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Supreme Court of Canada Opens Hearings on Safe Drug Injection Facility

The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday began hearing the Canadian government's case against Insite, a Vancouver-based legal injection site where people can obtain clean needles and syringes to inject their own drugs under a nurse's supervision, the... Read more »
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Risk of exposure from open wound and saliva

Posted by mantle198, 2 Replies
Hi I'm posting to get a better understanding of my risk exposure and gain some peace of mind, until I wait the 3 month period before I take the HIV test. Recently I had a one night stand with a sex worker, she gave me unprotected oral sex and... Read more »

What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »


Posted by anxious92, 3 Replies
1.yesterday, i noticed that i had two little dots that were only like 5 times the size of this . each. and i saw there was a sliver of blood the length of this l and half as wide as this o; now what concerns me is that 16 hours after this, i... Read more »