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Is Touching Scratch On Skin Safe

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"Is anything safe" Massage on scratched leg

Had a simple foot massage at a spa in China - just rolled up my trousers to my knees and had her massage my tierd legs from knee to toes. She insisted on a body massage in my room which I firmly declined.Post massage went back to room and to my...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There was <b>absolutely</b> no risk from the situation you're describing. Your irritated skin isn't a "way to get in your body" unless you scratched so much that you literally broke the skin.... Read more »

standing in front of an hiv infected child with and scratching my skin

I was standing at a quite a distance from the bed of an hiv infected child and then suddenly i felt... Read more »

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... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

Cat Scratch and Undetectable Viral Load

Posted by qqq1, 1 Reply
I recently had an encounter with a guy where pre cum got on my hand and shirt. I found out that he is hiv positive with an undetectable viral load, so he claims. After the incident I believe I washed my hands, but precum was still on my shirt and... Read more »