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Odds Of Infection Touching A Cut

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...to other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid any risk of HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand jobs (mutual masturbation). There are no documented cases of HIV transmission through wet...
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Pregnant and scared: infection from dried blood? Please help!

Dear Doctor!I hope you could relief my anxiety a little bit. Im pregnant and scared is it possible to become HCV infected this way:I recently took my cat to a vet clinic. The vet asked me to help him when he examined my cat. I helped him and touched...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Doubt you have anything to worry about and would not recommend testing. Read more »

Sweat and Cuts

I am a nursing student and recently came into contact with a patient that just found out that he was HIV positive. I was doing a general physical assessment and when I went to palpate his neck I didn't realize it was drenched in sweat- I was not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...shared some food with a person I had only know for a day. Secondly, thus may be a silly question, but can HIV be transmitted by touching a steering wheel (hands get sweaty) then touching your willy? Thanks a lot! Response from Dr. Frascino Hello,... Read more »

Cut to Cut

Can someone please answer my question I'm freaking out! I went to an AIDS benefit on Saturday and I shook hundreds of hands with people who were infected with HIV. I also squeezed alot of faces to say how cute they were. When I got home I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear TPG,Relax.You don't get HIV this way.If you're having to take Xanax for your anxiety, maybe getting the definitive answer (by testing) would be a more effective therapeutic. BY Read more »

can you get aids from touching sweat with small nondeep cuts on your hands???

can you gets aids from an infected person by touching their sweat with small nondeep cuts on hands??
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope. Next question!Dr. Bob Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

...it is not possible to avoid being exposed to it. However, if you have molluscum you should make sure that the lesions don't touch anyone else. You should also be careful not to spread molluscum to different parts of your body. Be careful not to... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...sleepfor long periods, take naps. Avoid alcohol and street drugs. They can damagethe liver. Drink lots of water. Quit or cut back on smoking. Be vaccinated to protect yourself fromhepatitis A and B. Tell your doctor if you are taking any... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Read more »
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Cut on finger and toilet seat

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
...get infected if I had the virus or me getting infected if she had HIV? 2.i went to use the toilet and the tip of my penis touched the the surface of the bowl? does this pose as a risk to hiv or any other stds? thank you Read more »

Infected Blood to Cut on finger!!!

Posted by SCARED_CRAZY
...service manager. went out to help her and tried to put BAND AID with bare hands with full care so that no blood from her wound can touch my hands...THOUGH I USED ONLY FINGER TIPS and while washing my hands i realised that my hand were dry and... Read more »

How much of a risk?

Posted by Anonymous
...realized even without masturbation I ejaculate some little precum, I dont know if the man too, but maybe he did. So, then I touched his briefs (not actually his penis) for about 2 to 5 seconds. So my question is: 1) I dont remember having any... Read more »

Paper cut guy spreads lies

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Condoms are in fact 99.99 percent effective in prevention HIV. Shame on paper cut guy for hism disinformation. Read more »