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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Open Wound

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How do you define an open wound?

Dear Doc,I have donated to your association a few times. I believe that more efforts should be done to battle HIV. I wrote in a few times but not every time I have gotten a reply. I understand how busy you are but I really hope I can get your advice...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If HIV-infected fluids came into contact with "non-intact" skin, there would be a theoretical risk for HIV transmission. In your case of cat scratches followed by being grabbed by a few naughty ladies from Shady Lane, the HIV-transmission Read more »

Open Wound

Dear DocI posted this question earlier but with an incorrect e-mail address. hence the... 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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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...is no risk of transmission from scratching because there is no transfer of body fluids between individuals. Any person with open wounds should have them treated as soon as possible. Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: HIV Cases Triple in County

...each in 2008 and 2007. More than 30 syphilis cases have been diagnosed in the first nine months of 2009. "Syphilis increases open wounds, which leads to a higher risk of contracting HIV," said Jamie Parker, the STD section chief for the county... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

More on Oral Sex and the Risk of HIV Transmission

...intercourse), medium-to-low risk (condom-protected receptive and insertive anal intercourse, blood or semen contact with an open wound, oral sex, and penile-anal external contact without insertion), and no risk (visits to dentists, blood donation... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...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... Read more »
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OPEN WOUND

Posted by anxious92, 3 Replies
...pretty much nothing else and that blood on my finger may have come from like a desk or table and was hiv+. what would be the risk if that sliver of blood i just described was someone else's hiv + blood, fresh and got on my wounds when they were... Read more »

OCD myself to death

Posted by 9514, 1 Reply
...with ten other guys and had a open bleeding wound 1 inch by to 2 inches on inside right forearm. did not let any body touch open wound but put open wound on open dirty tables touched door knobs and toilet seats with dirty fingers and put arm... Read more »

this may be a risk. please answer

Posted by worried17, 2 Replies
...scrape until about 3 hours later. there was also a dot of dry blood about the size of this o on the wound. what would be the risk of hiv if it wasnt my blood but hiv + blood? do i ne ed to get tested? Read more »

scared

Posted by eeek, 1 Reply
...I am so confused, I keep reading different things about whether or not kissing is a risk. Does anyone have the final word on this. I kissed someone 4 1/2 weeks ago, did not notice any blood at the time but had drank Read more »