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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 »

transmission risk (HIV STATISTICS)

Dear Dr. Bob,Just over 3 weeks ago, I did something extremely out of character for which I shall... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...you did anything within the past six to 12 weeks that may have put you at risk for HIV . Remember: HIV has to get into your bloodstream in order to infect you, and that isn't going to happen during the course of most everyday activities. In... Read more »
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 »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...more likely to occur if the CD4 cell count is above 400 at the time of starting HIV treatment for the first time. The greatest risk of liver problems is during the first six weeks of treatment with Viramune. Your health care provider should... 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 »
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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...infected fluid on the seat? Wouldn't I have come into contact with those fluid then, if they had been there. I don't recall ssing blood, so that may be a source of comfort. But what if she had dripped some blood accidently( sometime this happens... Read more »

risk factor and window period questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...hello. i've been having horrible anxiety and haven't been able to sleep very well. I messed around with a confirmed HIV positive person. I rubbed my penis along his butt, touching his anus, but there wasn't any penetration at all. Also, I tested Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...HIV-hypochondria/obsession started getting out of control. I've seen the doctors, all of whom can't seem to diagnose me with anything. I've had blood work done to eliminate mono, thyroid, anemia, even had an IgA (immunoglobulin) count done,... Read more »

MY THEORY on why hiv brings so much fear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is safe, biting i have read has not infected people so oftenly to be considered a risk, being water-ballooned with poop/semen/blood, is safe. Do not waste precious weeks/months of ur life like i have over an irrational fear, though, it is NORMAL... Read more »