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Odds Of Infection Open Wound

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Dr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,

Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i had a cut on my face. She could be HIV positive, if she is HIV positive and since her saliva comes into contact with my blood, am i at risk of getting HIV?Let me know. Thanks. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope. Saliva does not transmit HIV. (See below. I'll reprint some basic information about HIV transmission.)Thanks for your tax-deductible donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org).Stay well.Dr. BobDr.... Read more »

what exactly is an open wound?

When one says blood getting into an open wound, what exactly does that mean. I know what a wound... Read more »

common warts finger open wound

Are common warts considered an open wound or sore? I have one on my finger and I'm starting to... Read more »
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HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex Before Circumcision Wounds Are Healed Could Increase Female Partners' Infection Risk, Study Says

HIV-positive men undergoing circumcision might be more likely to transmit the virus to their female partners if they have sex before the circumcision wounds have healed, according to preliminary results from a study being conducted in Uganda and... Read more »
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Secret Love Cheats Pose a Greater Infection Risk Than Those in Open Sexual Relationships

University of Michigan (UM) researchers found lower condom use and higher drug and alcohol use among people who reported being sexually unfaithful while in a committed monogamous relationship. In a study of 1,647 people who responded to an online... Read more »
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Am I infected - puncture wound on finger.

Posted by Firetech, 2 Replies
3 1/2 weeks ago I went to a massage parlor for a hand job. The oriental girl masturbating me was crawling all over me. I fingered her vaginal opening which was drenched. I had a week old punture wound on the end of my finger. Scared as hell I... Read more »

Risk of exposure from open wound and saliva

Posted by mantle198, 2 Replies
Hi I'm posting to get a better understanding of my risk exposure and gain some peace of mind, until I wait the 3 month period before I take the HIV test. Recently I had a one night stand with a sex worker, she gave me unprotected oral sex and... Read more »

OPEN WOUND

Posted by anxious92, 3 Replies
1.yesterday, i noticed that i had two little dots that were only like 5 times the size of this . each. and i saw there was a sliver of blood the length of this l and half as wide as this o; now what concerns me is that 16 hours after this, i... Read more »

What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »