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Nail Scratch From HIV Infected Person

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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
...Hi,I agree with the advice you received from your doctor. HIV is not transmitted by being scratched by an HIVer's nails. (See below.)Dr. BobNail Scratch Aug 24, 2008Hi Dr. Bob - I have a question for you which at first I think is crazy and then 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

Preventing Infections From Pets

...cleaning gloves and immediately wash your hands well with soap and water right after changing the litter. Have your cat's nails clipped so it can't scratch you. Discuss other ways to prevent scratching with your veterinarian. If you do get... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...immune system -- also loses a significant number of CD4 cells within 4 to 6 weeks after infection. This can all occur before a person tests positive for HIV. Risk of Infecting Others The number of HIV particles in the blood is much higher... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...otherstrains of either virus. The more strains you have, theharder both diseases are to treat. Both HIV and Hep C can pass from person toperson. HIV spreads during unprotected sex andby using contaminated needles and other drugequipment. Hep C... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...Negotiating for Condom Use ) Remember that no one can be totally sure about the sexual or drug historyof anyone else. A person could be unaware that their new or old partner (alover, a spouse) has sex with other people. A partner could also... Read more »
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condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...worried about HIV. I have had a HIV DNA PCR at 2 months and two 3rd generation ELISA's at 11.5 weeks and 12 weeks respectively. People have different notions about window period and I really want to go by science and what it suggests as far as... 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 »

Scratching a cut and sex

Posted by grcboy30, 1 Reply
...gential area before discarded condom. I can't remember if I washed my hands and am a little worried if after (5-10 mins) I scratched a scab on my leg. I can't remember if I did or not. It didn't bleed profusely, it could have a bit because the... Read more »

HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...visited a "titty bar" and received three lap dances. During one of the dances I felt the dancer scratch my neck with her fingernail. Throughout the remainder of our session together she kissed that area repeatedly. I would not think anything... Read more »