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Open Wound Scared I Have HIV

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Afraid of open wounds

HelloI'm very very very afraid of these diseases.I work in a shop and i am asking whether i could get a disease if i was to handshake a person with open wounds in my hands or touch the money received with my wounds. I'm afraid to also tell...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
I've read your question several times, and it seems that your concern about open wounds is concern about your own open wounds. Is that right? If so, are you getting treatment for whatever medical condition could be causing you to have open... Read more »

Dr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,

Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i had a cut on my face. She could... Read more »

Open wound and blood??? Please answer...concerned mommy!!!

Hello-I would greatly appreciate a response as I have been so concerned, and thinking about this... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco, Calif., Mayor Lee Celebrates Opening of City's New Bridge HIV Research Facility

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee officially cut the ribbon to open the San Francisco Department of Public Health's (DPH) new Bridge HIV research facility, which is part of San Francisco's new $9.5 million HIV/AIDS Research Center. "The research that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Laos Opens Up to World and AIDS Threat

The United Nations fears that attempts by isolated, landlocked, communist Laos to open up to the outside world and adopt a market economy could also increase transmission of HIV. "Laos has been the quiet achiever at keeping the spread of HIV at bay,... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Positive Life: Marco Benjamin Lives Openly -- And On the Open Road

If you have seen an 18-wheel truck with a huge condom on the side driving through your town, then you may have seen Marco Benjamin. Diagnosed with HIV at 27 while working at an architectural firm, Marco left that job within a year to pursue a life... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Government-Backed Gay Bar Opens in China, Aims to Educate About HIV Prevention

"A gay bar partially funded by the government of a Chinese city heavily affected by AIDS has finally opened after a delay caused by intense media interest which the owners felt may scared off potential patrons," Reuters Life! reports. The bar in... Read more »
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What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »

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 »

Toilet Safety/Open Wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son is coming to see us. He has HIV and Chrohns disease and has blood in his stool, my wife has bleeding hemroids and I have had a boil near my butt lanced and is opened to drain. Since we all have something bleeding going on what precautions... 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 »