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Is Touching A Bloody Scab Safe

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HIV from my own semen touching a scab

Is there a possibility of me getting HIVs or any STI from semen from me, touching my own scab that is pretty much fully healed, and I washed my hands right after. Any possibility?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiYou cannot get HIV from yourself. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected... Read more »

OCD update - bloody towels, bloody toilet, bloody everything

Dr. Bob,Im one of the paranoid OCD people who seem to swarm to you. HIV is a common fear for... Read more »

Contact with a patient with HIV, fresh blood touched my scab

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Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a low risk exsposure. I have a bunch of little neeldepoint-sized scabs all over my legs and arms, and I have many small light brown blemishes. Are these HIV symptoms? Read more »

touch the body fluid?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Last weekend, we had a party at my home with some friends (I knowing or I unknowing). After the party, I cleaned the house and the bathroom. There was some stain (not sure blood or urine or some other stuff) on one toilet. I cleaned it and touched... Read more »

How Safe Is Safe?

Posted by dancin_man, 4 Replies
I am newly diagnosed gay male who is trying to navigate his way through dealing with this process. Obviously testing positive brings up a whole array of issues dealing with sex, and I wanted to use this forum to raise my issues/questions, and get... Read more »

What exactly is safe sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What exactly is safe sex? Is it practicing oral sex? And what is mutual masturbation? I've heard that its when you masturbate yourself in front of your parter but it seems to not make any sense. I thought that you were suppose to touch your partner... Read more »