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Probability Of Getting AIDS From Scratching Someone

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HIV transmission through Needle Scratch (not stick)?

First off Dr. Bob - thank you so much for this resource - you are truly inspirational!! :) OK now for the stupid question part... LOL I am a receptionist at an orthopedic practice, and recently they began having us dispose of the red needle...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. I see no cause for concern, let alone paranoia!Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino Read more »

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Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
...hello. Here's my problem. I work with a person who has hiv. We were gift wrapping with a little sewing scissors.. Well, he cut himself on it (just a little prick..that's what she said.. Read more »

CNN - AN END TO AIDS

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...U.S. (2:18) NEW YORK (CNN) -- About 8,000 people die of AIDS every day. Another 6,000 people between ages 15 and 24 contract HIV on a daily basis. Think about that: At the end of this month, more people will have died from AIDS in April alone... Read more »

CNN - AN END TO AIDS

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...U.S. (2:18) NEW YORK (CNN) -- About 8,000 people die of AIDS every day. Another 6,000 people between ages 15 and 24 contract HIV on a daily basis. Think about that: At the end of this month, more people will have died from AIDS in April alone... Read more »

Scared

Posted by worrisomewaiter, 1 Reply
...scratched him and drew blood a few minutes later, the kitten scratched me and also drew blood. I am scared to death, I know the likelihood is slim, but the fright still lingers. Can someone shed some light on this please? Read more »