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Pubic lice and HIV transmission

DoctorIf I get pubic lice from HIV positive partner...would that put me into a risk of getting HIV since scrabs feed themselves with blood? Would my blood stream get infected HIV blood through the scrab bite?Sorry. Its odd.All the best
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nope! Pubic lice, bedbugs, mosquitoes and all other biting or blood-sucking creepy crawlers do not transmit HIV/AIDS. Period. End of story.Dr. Bob Read more »

pre-chewed food + donation question PRE-CHEWED FOOD, HIV TRANSMISSION RISK, 2010)

Dear Doctor, I read the CDC article about exposure through pre chewed food for infants. Apparently... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...effect. In fact, women with a CD4 countabove 250 are warned against starting a regimen with Viramune (nevirapine)because of the risk of dangerous liver problems. Body shape changes: Some studies have found that HIV+ women experiencedifferent... Read more »
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

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...increased amount of fat, or lipids, in their bloodsuch as cholesterol and triglycerides. Higher cholesterol levels can increasethe risk of a heart attack or stroke. Higher triglycerides can increase therisk of damage to the pancreas... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Panel Studies Lifting Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

...Science Center in San Antonio, said that if the policy changes, "You're not getting much blood, but you are getting an increased risk of [contaminated blood]." Brooks added that he supports gay rights. CDC reports that MSM accounted for 64... Read more »
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Quick Question.. What can you tell me??

Posted by limon12, 1 Reply
...with the tip of your penis through the urethra membrane? (No cuts or rashes on penis, just urethra contact but for an extended period of time) One last thing.. How/Where do you check for swollen lymph nodes in neck, groin, around collar bone,... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...once every month for fear that I may put my dear ones at risk as I am sometimes rather careless about hygiene. I fear that my menses can put my family risk if they acciently came into contact with the blood. I wash the toilet like crazy and do... Read more »

blood

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...slightly bleeding open cut (paper cut size) and touched the area where blood was present with their open cut. Would there be a risk of transmission. Is that enough time for a small drop of blood to become non infectous? Would there be a need to... Read more »

HIV in routine Blood Tests?

Posted by Hifb, 2 Replies
...I had unprotected oral sex and intercourse with a man of unknown HIV status about three years ago- Since then I have donated blood (about 3 months after the encounter) and had several blood tests, one for mono and two during emergency room... Read more »