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Pain In Penis After Getting Scratched Worried I Have HIV

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Received Oral Sex With a Scratch on Penis

I received unprotected oral sex from another man 3 weeks ago. What worries me very much is that I found a scratch which I got from shaving only a couple of hours before the incident. The scratch was near the root of penis. Since then I have had...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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In general the risk of HIV infection through oral sex is, as you have correctly surmised, low. The scratch theoretically adds some minimal risk, though the real issue in transmission is the source. Your symptoms, don't really sound like ARS to... Read more »

Nail scratching ((HIV infection)) (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2011)

Hi Dr. Robert,I had sex with a lady that I don't know. I used a cndom, but my concern that she... Read more »

nail scratched (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2009)

Dear Doc I am helping PLHA in one of small organization in our country. last week I got nail... Read more »
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Shanghai: Health Officials Worry Students Are Getting Too Frisky

Xinhua News Agency reported today that a two-year survey of 25 Shanghai high schools suggested that dating and sexual activity among students are on the upswing in China's most modern city. One-third of the students said they had a partner and had... Read more »
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Thank You So Much for Thinking About My Penis and Anus -- Online HIV/AIDS Prevention That Focuses on Something That Matters

Jason Chiu, M.P.H. As a 26-year-old former Grindr-user and a single-and-ready-to-mingle gay man, I am a frequent target of Internet HIV prevention messages/advertisements. Every once in awhile, I do feel obliged to click on the ads because of... Read more »
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The past year has brought so many new drug approvals that even some HIV experts are scratching their heads as they try to figure out how all of these meds work and how they can best be used to treat people with HIV. Today, we're going to look at... Read more »
Connect With Others

For the worried well about Bird scratches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is impossible to become infected with The HIV Virus from Birds.

Dr. Anonymous 2001

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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 »

My penis started bleeding during oral sex. Worried!

Posted by doncram, 1 Reply
So I received oral sex from this guy, who I asked their status and they said they were clean, didn't have nothing. A little while into it I believe my frenulum tore and it started bleeding, he had my blood in his mouth and he started gagging (was a... Read more »

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 »