Percentage Risk Of Contracting Hiv Through Finger Prick

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HIV counselor and HIV!

Can you contract HIV if the HIV counselor that did the test is HIV+??I heard my counselor is HIV+ and he did the oraquick finger prick with a lancet. Would there be a risk if he pricked himself too at the same time? Or is that not humanly possible...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your fears are completely unwarranted. The only way you could have contracted HIV from that poz counselor would be to have had unsafe sex with him, OK?Thanks for the donation to the Robert James Frascino Read more »

Finger Prick Hand Job

Dr. Bob,First, let me thank you for the compassionate work you are doing. I am sending a donation... Read more »

lancet prick cause hiv?

Dear doc,I had gone today for blood donation to Asian heart institute in mumbai which is a JCI... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...are encouraged to be tested for HIV and, for those who are infected, to receive treatments that can significantly reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to a newborn. The CDC reports that perinatal transmission rates can be reduced to less than 2%... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...had) blood on it -- as you could contaminate your syringe. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before using your fingers to find a vein, or even to pick up a piece of cotton. You should also clean the injection spot ( before not after... Read more »