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Hep C !!!!!!!!!!!! scared

I saw someone else has asked you similar question but I will be grateful if you answer mine. Could somehow dried blood on clothes be a risk? Small bloodstains(with HCV infected blood) came in contact with an open wound (it was not bleeding and not a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine no longer bleeding, it has already developed the protective layer it needs to protect you....I would not recommend any HCV testing for the exposure you describe. Not sharing razors is a precaution...This is becauses razors can cause bleeding... Read more »

Receiving Head

Good Evening, Dr. Frascino, I am writing this because I am worried sick about an incident that... Read more »

Please please reply Dr. Bob, Very scared, Writing for the 3rd time.

I know you get a lot questions from people with baseless fears. I hope this is one of them. I had a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission 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 »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and don't feel that you have to tell everyone right away (see The Well Project's info sheet on disclosure ). But don't let fear of being judged cause you to isolate yourself and not talk to anyone. If it is hard to tell family and friends at... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?'s "Ask the Experts" forum on safe sex and HIV prevention is flooded with tons of questions every day. It's normal to be scared, especially if you don't know much about HIV. But that is why it is important to educate yourself: so you... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...applications. Let's say you are an immigrant who has tested HIV positive. Besides worrying about testing HIV positive, you also fear what will happen to you because you are not a U.S. citizen. You may wonder whether your immigration status will... Read more »
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Posted by eeek, 1 Reply
...mark), I 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... Read more »


Posted by anxious92, 3 Replies
1.yesterday, i noticed that i had two little dots that were only like 5 times the size of this . each. and i saw there was a sliver of blood the length of this l and half as wide as this o; now what concerns me is that 16 hours after this, i... Read more »

Someone Please hear my voice. I really scared

Posted by wangwang, 2 Replies
...done in Singapore. The masseuse performed a protected oral & vaginal sex on me, I know I am protected however I have an open wound (pimples) at my pubic region (not at the based of the penis slightly above the penis base or upper side of the... Read more »


Posted by SCARED_CRAZY, 1 Reply
...curtoon to refill of grocery.. and then a little bit of blood must have touched my those unknowingly cuts... OR it should be open wound to get infected.. means do my hand to bleed profousely... 1) how much blood is required to pass infection this... Read more »