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Open Wound Scared I Have HIV

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since this fom existes u r almost a family member to me. Can you just reply to me? (ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF RECURRENT IRRATIONAL HIV FEARS, 2010)

Dear Dr. Bob,Regards from Turkey.I read almost every query in your forum and you may say why the hell are you still writing to me but...i am sorry.Since 1996 I have that fear of HIV.I had many incidents that i perceived as exposure and you know...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hands. Yes it sometimes cracks and bleeds but never on fingers and palm. And at the time of the touch, as always nothing like open wound (I mean nothing like a crack..no bleeding) was on my finger tips. Anywas my question..you understood already... Read more »

possible criminal transmission risk

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...is no risk of transmission from scratching because there is no transfer of body fluids between individuals. Any person with open wounds should have them treated as soon as possible. Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected... Read more »
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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...example, let's say that we have body fluids on our skin and after some time (e.g. an hour) that skin (e.g. fingers) touches an open wound or penis. Are there any chances of getting the virus? Does organic surface increase the virus active time? I... Read more »

OPEN WOUND

Posted by anxious92, 3 Replies
...bled a little red dot and pretty much nothing else and that blood on my finger may have come from like a desk or table and was hiv+. what would be the risk if that sliver of blood i just described was someone else's hiv + blood, fresh and got on... Read more »

scared

Posted by eeek, 1 Reply
...started getting a really stiff sore neck and back, I'm not sure if this is symptomatic of ARS. I was plannign to get tested for HIV after 6 weeks (and was having so much anxiety waiting) now I have read that I may have to wait 3 months to get an... Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...last year (april), my brother was diagnosed with HIV...it litterally tore our family apart. i will never forget the day i found out, it was one of the worst days of my life. when Read more »