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Probability Of Getting HIV From Touching A Bloody Scab

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...enough reason on their own for you to run and get tested for HIV. What really matters is whether 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 fact, of the hundreds of things you might do during the course of your day, these are the only ones...
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suicide may be the only answer...please help

Dr. Bob, I have written you before with no response. I know that you are busy but please help...I'm desperate. I come from a conservative family, have a conservative job, and I would be shunned if I was HIV+. I need your advice...please.I should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in and day out! To briefly respond to your concerns:1.Your HIV risk is nonexistent, based on both the kissing episode and the blood-on-the-glove incident.2.Your symptoms are not consistent with or worrisome for HIV. Angular cheilitis is an... Read more »

suicide may be the only answer...please help(2)

Thank you Dr. Bob. Maybe I am screwed up and need help with those issues (I am currently seeking counseling, but have not found one that I am comfortable with). I am sorry that I bothered you. I never meant to be insensitive or melodramatic. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...can't be for sure with him. We kissed on and off for about 30-40 minutes. Then about 2 months ago, when I was at work. I got blood on my glove. It had been there for about 10 minutes. I didn't realize it until I went to put a piece of gum in my... Read more »

hiv or hep from scab

is it possible to get hep b or c or hiv from an infected person by shaking hands if say i had a scab on myne or having them sit on my bedding
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No, we are only concerned about active blood exposure to an open wound. Dr. M Read more »

Nail Clippers, scabs, and HIV transmission

I have a habit of using nail clippers to peel of scabs on my body..which usually results in bleeding. Me and my room mate share the same nail clipper. Recently, I found out that my room mate is the type at sleeps around. Do u think my habit would...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...toothbrushes. Read the posting transmission through shaving? for more information about this topic. If you are not being exposed to blood under these circumstances, you are not at risk for HIV and other bloodborne diseases.If you have any... Read more »
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Getting HIV Drugs

... AIDS Drugs Assistance Program The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is funded by the federal government to help pay for HIV drugs for people who might not be able to afford them otherwise. Your local ADAP office can let you know which drugs... Read more »
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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

... The Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cell Tests White Blood Cell Tests The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test Read more »
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Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that using bleach for 2 minutes also kills the Hepatitis C virus. It's possible that blood containing Hepatitis C can remain infectious outside of your body for up to 14 days and possibly more. Do not... Read more »
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Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...way. When this happens, a chemical called lactic acid isproduced. Lactic acid changes to another form called lactate in the blood. Lactate isthen broken down by the liver. If your cells produce too much lactic acid, yourliver may have a hard... Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...was kind of like sand grinding on my foot,i was wearing slippers,I checked my feet to see if there were any puncture wounds or blood,i didnt see any blood,so i tried to ignore this,but then 20 minutes later i started to become paranoid and i went... Read more »

Can somebody PLEASE respond

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint touch any part of me till... Read more »

please respond

Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint touch any part of me till... Read more »

Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a bunch of little neeldepoint-sized scabs all over my legs and arms, and I have many small light brown blemishes. Are these HIV symptoms? Read more »