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Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »

Am I at risk? Open cuts on hands...

Posted by Gka978, 2 Replies
First, I'm sorry if this seems like a trivial question. My next step will be addressing anxiety issues

I have two scratches/cuts on my right hand, both from a new kitten who thinks my hand is a toy. I shook hands with someone who could be considered... Read more »

Open cut Vs. Vaginal Fluids

Posted by luisferreira, 1 Reply
Hi,

Some weeks ago and few hours before having protected sex
with a sex worker, I did shave my scrotum and had a one small bleeding cut
Is it possible to get infected from her vagina fluids if they did reach my cut, which I am sure it did happen? What... 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 »
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Cut on finger in contact with blood!!! Please help me

Please please help me? I need help with this experience. I had a cut on my thumb and I had to attend a camp where we played games and I had to hold hands and interlock hands/fingers with a partner. My cut on my thumb wasn't fully healed, it was...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThank you for your question and much to your relief you are HIV free from this experience!!!HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast... Read more »

HIV from touching blood with open cuts?

Hi I am a worrier with OCD I just wanted someone with knowledge to answer my questionsBasically today I noticed blood on a plastic wrapping packing (from a delivery) I touched it about a hour after the person who cut themselfs touched it , I really...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for question,HIV dies within minutes of leaving the body. Basically, if you didn't see someone leave the blood.. too much time has passed, HIV is dead.I'm more concerned with your OCD though. This can get in the way of believing... Read more »

HIV transmission from open cut

I asked a person for a cigarette outside a pub. He took out one from his pack and gave to me. I lit it immediately and smoked. This person may be having hiv and a cut on his finger tips. That would have passed on the infected blood to cigarette...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:You were not at risk. You do not need to test. HIV is not transmitted via casual contact. In health,Richard... Read more »

Open blood vial, risk of transmission?

Hi Dr. Hightow-Weidman,I've incessantly perused the archives looking for an answer to my question but have yet to come across anyone in a similar situation. So here goes it:If a vial or test tube of blood was exposed to air (no cap or toppper)...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-While it is impossible to say exactly how long HIV would take to die in the setting of a vial of blood, it is very unlikely (impossible really) to have a drop of blood infect you through chapped skin on your wrists. At 9 weeks your test... Read more »
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