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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Scratching Someone

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massage, scratch, hiv risk - 40 dollar donation will be made

Doctor,Please help me. The other day I went for a massage. THe massage was "sensual" although no sex (hand job, oral or intercourse of an kind occured). When I went I was getting massaged, I noticed several scratchs on the side of my leg. THey were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max. Your rub-a-dub-dub at the "naughty" place did not put you at risk for HIV acquisition. I see no cause for worry or HIV testing.Be well. Happy Holidays!Dr. Bob Read more »

Risk of HIV+ Vet Assistant transmitting to coworkers through animal scratches/bites?

We have an HIV+ Vet Assistant who is very prone to getting scratched and bit. If an animal... Read more »

HIV transmission through Needle Scratch (not stick)?

First off Dr. Bob - thank you so much for this resource - you are truly inspirational!! :) OK now... 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 »
The Body

Women and HIV in the U.S.: A Focus on A&PI Women

...Let us first start there. While men who have sex with men (MSM) are still disproportionately affected, the number of women at risk and living with HIV has sky-rocketed at a dangerous and alarming rate. The CDC's 2007 surveillance report reveals... Read more »
The Body

Laying It Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV/AIDS

...issue, including perhaps how widespread the practice is; what motivates men to engage in unprotected anal sex despite knowing the risk of HIV transmission; and in addition, finally, are there possible interventions or strategies that can help men... 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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are there any risks below? PLZ answer

Posted by kljhkfdjhselfjd, 1 Reply
...used to stck my hand in 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... Read more »

hiv risks?

Posted by ben7206, 3 Replies
...used to stck my hand in 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... Read more »

are there any risks?

Posted by mysterious, 2 Replies
...used to stck my hand in 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... Read more »

Can anyone judge my risk?

Posted by biznoch, 3 Replies
...is a virgin, but of course i cant be 100% sure. She is asian american and immigrated from china ( i have heard this is high risk) . I later experianced a rash that look like claw marks or something, it went away after a few days. what is really... Read more »