Risk Of HIV Transmission From Period Blood

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Pubic lice and HIV transmission

DoctorIf I get pubic lice from HIV positive partner...would that put me into a risk of getting HIV since scrabs feed themselves with blood? Would my blood stream get infected HIV blood through the scrab bite?Sorry. Its odd.All the best
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nope! Pubic lice, bedbugs, mosquitoes and all other biting or blood-sucking creepy crawlers do not transmit HIV/AIDS. Period. End of story.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV Risk

What would the odds of becoming infected with HIV for the receptive person who engaged in an single... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...effect. In fact, women with a CD4 countabove 250 are warned against starting a regimen with Viramune (nevirapine)because of the risk of dangerous liver problems. Body shape changes: Some studies have found that HIV+ women experiencedifferent... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Panel Studies Lifting Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

...Science Center in San Antonio, said that if the policy changes, "You're not getting much blood, but you are getting an increased risk of [contaminated blood]." Brooks added that he supports gay rights. CDC reports that MSM accounted for 64... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...are encouraged to be tested for HIV and, for those who are infected, to receive treatments that can significantly reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to a newborn. The CDC reports that perinatal transmission rates can be reduced to less than 2%... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers on the Use of HIV Medications to Help Prevent the Transmission of HIV

...(antiretroviral therapy, or ART) may decrease the chance that an infected person will transmit HIV to others through sex. However, the risk of spreading infection is still not zero, which means that persons with HIV who are taking ART, or persons... Read more »
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Quick Question.. What can you tell me??

Posted by limon12, 1 Reply
...with the tip of your penis through the urethra membrane? (No cuts or rashes on penis, just urethra contact but for an extended period of time) One last thing.. How/Where do you check for swollen lymph nodes in neck, groin, around collar bone,... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...slightly bleeding open cut (paper cut size) and touched the area where blood was present with their open cut. Would there be a risk of transmission. Is that enough time for a small drop of blood to become non infectous? Would there be a need to... Read more »

chances of transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i had no cuts or sores in my mouth. i was just curios if she had a cut or sore in her mouth and we were making out for this period of time if i could possibly become infected with hiv. the girls status is unknown but i know she has had multiple... Read more »

For the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am a lesbian woman who enjoys oral sex, both giving and receiving. Can someone educate me as to the risks of hiv thru this kind of contact ? Read more »
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