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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Touching Scratch On Skin

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HCV Transmission

I am 29 year old Canadian male suffering from HCV transmission anxiety. To get infected by HCV, infected blood has to contact my bloodstream. Does that mean the blood has to hit a vein or artery? Or does the infected blood just have to somehow...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I cannot answer all your questions but the main issue is that - yes HCV is mainly transmitted with a blood to blood exposure among injection drug users and sometimes through sex that is associated with some minor trauma. No I would not get tested... Read more »

i scratched my balls, so afraid...

Hello greatest dr. bob. I was touching my girlfriend's vagina and then on my way home in the car, i... Read more »

Repeat Customer -- Repeat Donations - I only trust you, (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2009)

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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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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

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Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
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Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...the park and afterwards, i saw a cm sized wound. now he was at the table about 8-15 minutes before me, and what would be the risk of hiv or any std if there was hiv+ blood on the table, got on his shirt, and that wound (when it was open) touched... Read more »

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
...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 touch any part of... 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 »