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Rash After Touching A Bloody Scab Worried I Have HIV

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Contact with a patient with HIV, fresh blood touched my scab

Hello Erik! Thanks for answering our questions. I work as a technician in surgery and came in contact with a patient who claimed he was HIV+. As per usual, universal precautions called for gloves, however, the pt had a pinprick that leaked onto...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

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Thanks for your question,There is no risk from what you're talking about. None.You had no significant openings into your body into which a significant amount of blood entered. Nothing like that in fact. You could make <i>some</i>... Read more »

HIV from my own semen touching a scab

Is there a possibility of me getting HIVs or any STI from semen from me, touching my own scab that... Read more »

Dr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,

Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i had a cut on my face. She could... Read more »
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PLEASE help! Rash, no fever...worried SICK

Posted by molls1992, 5 Replies
I had unprotected sex with someone about 3 weeks ago. (stupid, I know). I know him well (not that that matters, I know)....and from what I KNOW of him, he hasn't been with anyone other than me for over a year, and is 100% heterosexual.
I just had an... Read more »

HIV related rash.......Too worried....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi all,

1 mth ago ,I am tested non reactive to HIV1 and HIV2 ,that is 4-5mths after my protected virginal sex exposure.
However,I have been getting 1-3 slight itchy small bumps(1mm) either on my chest,below my neck, calf,forearm,behind neck,near belly... Read more »

rash & hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I recently posted a question here about a rash as a symptom of ars.Thnx for those that replyed I appreciate it greatly.I was asked to be more specific about my exposoire so here goes.I was involded in a scuffle between one of my friends and things... Read more »

shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either.

What's my risk? Read more »