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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Cut On Hand

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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is not the onlysexual activity for most people, it is also difficult to single out oral sex asthe definite way...
Ask the Experts

HIV transmission through cuts

Hi Doctor,Thanks very much for the good work you are doing on this planetI had small cut on my hand after that just two drops of blood came out, after two day I had a safe sex with one prostitute. I didn't "fingered" her. After the sex I had removed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent, even with your two-day-old small cut.Thank you for your tax-deductible donation to The Robert James Frascino Read more »

Massage and hand relief risk

Dear Dr BobIve looked threw the archives under "can you have safer sex" but i cant understand how a massage and mutual masturbation has been classed as low risk? Shouldnt it be no risk? Especially a massage ?The last 4 months ive been going to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...adequate exposure of an open wound to tainted blood. The activities you describe are completely safe and carry essentially no risk for HIV transmission. Testing is not warranted. If you don't believe me or remain worried despite my reassurances,... Read more »

mental scissors (low risk and testing)

Hi Dr.Bob,You are absolutely amazing. It feels great to know people like you are out there.Now the question. My risk was a handjob. I read here it's a low risk one. I also learned that the average window period for the ELISA testing is 25 days. So I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Haircutgonebad,OK. On the first hand, handjobs are not considered a risk for HIV transmission. On the other hand, HIV tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered definitive or conclusive. Read more »

Invisible cuts on fingers?

I was reading "Understanding and Preventing AIDS: A book for everyone" byChris Jennings (Available at this web-site) and it states: "Exposure to blood, either on the hands or inthe eyes and mouth, have been responsible for HIV infection among...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...or vaginal secretions wereto get into a fresh open cut on the skin, or into a mucous membrane (listedabove), there would be a risk of infection. The larger the cut/open sore,the greater the risk would be. Also, the greater the quantity of... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...any blood or cut places on the barber mans hand. the handshaking took less than 2 seconds. i guess my question is what is my risk here? i have asked repeatedly on other forums and even the doctors forum over at a popular medical website. everyone... Read more »

Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the same girl 3. touched blood of 2 different people at Read more »

RISK HELP!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...ejaculation. After that I masterbated him and did get cum on my hand. I don't have any cuts and washed it of in about a min. Am I at risk for HIV or anything? Thanks Read more »

Risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...One time 9 years ago I got a handjob by a stripper. When it was over I noticed a friction mark on my penis.. What if her cuticles were cut or something and got Read more »