Risk Of HIV 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.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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...Please Please Answer!

Hello Dr. Bob,I am panicking and I'm not sure if I am justified in doing so. I recently cut my leg... Read more »

Open Wound

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

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... 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

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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