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Risk Of Hiv Transmission Through Fingernails

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

Dear Dr Frascino, I as at a Networking Function and a woman went to touch my face and I pulled back and her finger nail which was almost a half mile long and hit me in the face. It was too far back on my face for me to see much. It stung a little...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...risk.As for the G8, well let's just say they all seem a bit uptight. Perhaps your massage gal could loosen them up a bit?Dr. BobFinger nail Oct 30, 2008 Short and simple. Can you get HIV from someone scratching you with their finger nail? I was... Read more »

nail scratched (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2009)

Dear Doc I am helping PLHA in one of small organization in our country. last week I got nail... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male... 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 »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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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possible eye exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello. I would like to know if there is risk in the following situation which I experienced a few months ago. I have a fear to blood and contracting HIV for the last couple Read more »

Am I at risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I was wondering what a guys chances of getting HIV from "fisting" are? What if you chew your finger nails/fingers and don't have open cuts but do have raw fingers? Any info would be very appreciated. Read more »

Last time, before test!!

Posted by CJ64, 3 Replies
...hands and arms off/on only at night. Tops of my feet are really dry skin and derm of the scalp. Have had spots inside my mouth. Finger nails have changed colors. Also, folliculitous all over, scalp, chest arm. Lasts only a day or so. I just can't... Read more »

I dropped my cell in the....

Posted by Cae, 2 Replies
...things in the water >< I dont think I had any cuts on my hand, if anything a very small amount of peeled skin around a finger nail. I stared at that too, and it seemed to have a small scab about 1/20th of a mm >< yes Im serious...... Read more »