Nail Scratch From HIV Infected Person

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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.

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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. BobNailScratch Aug 24, 2008Hi Dr. Bob - I have a question for you which at first I think is crazy and then Read more »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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