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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
...Perhaps your massage gal could loosen them up a bit?Dr. BobFinger nailOct 30, 2008Short and simple. Can you get HIV from someone scratching you with their finger nail? I was helping a co worker with something, and she scratched my hand. It was a... Read more »

GF attacked and scratched, tested -ve, can I also be -ve?

Hi DocMy gf was recently the victim of crime and due to her assailants scratching her the doc's put... Read more »

Nail Scratch

Hi Dr. Bob -I have a question for you which at first I think is crazy and then my hypocondriacizm... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...damage and the presence of blood. Can HIV be transmitted by being scratched? No. There is no risk of transmission from scratching because there is no transfer of body fluids between individuals. Any person with open wounds should have them... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

What Is Molluscum? How Does Molluscum Spread? How Do I Know if I Have Molluscum? How Is Molluscum Treated? Can Molluscum Be Prevented? Drug Interaction Problems The Bottom Line What Is Molluscum? Molluscum contagiosum is a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Alberta Syphilis Awareness Campaign Scratched by Health Minister

Health Minister Ron Liepert said Thursday he does not support a general syphilis education campaign in Alberta, where some public health experts believe the disease has reached a critical level. Syphilis rates in Alberta began to rise in 2005.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

How Does HIV Spread During Sex? Unsafe Activities Safer Activities Safe Activities What if Both People Are Already Infected? Know What You're Doing Set Your Limits The Bottom Line How Does HIV Spread During Sex? To spread... Read more »
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Scratching a cut and sex

Posted by grcboy30, 1 Reply
I had sex with a former lover (no oral, used condom which didn't break). I fingered her before sex... My question is I used a damp soapy washcloth the wipe around gential area before discarded condom. I can't remember if I washed my hands and am a... Read more »

Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
...my ankle and so folliculitis has occured on my right shin as a side effect of topical cortisteroid treatment. I can remember scratching my leg (it gets so itchy) afterward, however if I did, what are the chances of contracting HIV this way as... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... 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... Read more »