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Odds Of Infection Touching Scratch On Skin

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standing in front of an hiv infected child with and scratching my skin

I was standing at a quite a distance from the bed of an hiv infected child and then suddenly i felt an itch at my elbow. So I scratched my elbow and a tiny amount of lood oozed out of it. Should I be concerned ?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNo need to be concerned. HIV is not airborne and you did not have a direct exchange of body from the child. You are fine.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Scratch on Scratch (Unusual, Very Specific Situation)

Hi there,I was playing fighting only with the fingers, hands tied to a friend, who is HIV... Read more »

odd shaped skin rashes in scalp and other parts of body

I've been infected and taking meds for more than 15 years with no serious copmplaints.... Read more »
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The Odd Couple: HIV and Bacteria

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Pickett Fences: Pity Lust

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Infection throgh scratches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

Hope someone can advise.

I've always been served by this HIV positive beautician for about 2 years and have not feared for my life before. BUT since 11 Oct 1999, I've been living in fear of contracting HIV.

On that day, while she was massaging... Read more »

Precum on fresh scratch

Posted by radger, 1 Reply
Hi, I have asked this question elsewhere but was wondering if anyone else has anything to say about it. I am really really worried :-/

LONG STORY SHORT: Fresh precum from head directly onto fresh scratch between my anus and testicles. risk?

the Whole... 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 »

What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »