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Scratches from infected person

I was robbed by a transvestite in Brazil, who scratched me his nails while taking my car cd!!!Is there risk on being infected?
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
There should be no risk of getting HIV from a scratch.BJ Read more »

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Infection throgh scratches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...cough and runny nose now (21 Dec 99) which is about 10 weeks after that incident. Am I suffering from the Acute Primary HIV infection stage now ? 3. Can HIV be found "hidden" in the finger nails of a carrier ? 4. What should/can I do now ? ... Read more »

My condom slipped off while having sex?

Posted by Alexleuo, 2 Replies
...all the intercourses she has are protected. Anyway I am still very worried. Could you give me the idea about the odds of HIV infection by the situation? Read more »

Am I infected?

Posted by ann666, 1 Reply
I have been having weird symptoms ever since I had sex with this guy. I have been bloating in my legs, under my arms and my breasts and neck. No fever, no night sweats. The whole experience was awful... it was a guy I used to see over a year ago,... Read more »

HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
To Whom it May Concern: Here is my dilemma. A couple of months ago I 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... Read more »