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Risk Of 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 »

Very Freaked

I accidentilly scratched a guy on the forehead who is HIV positive. Im freaking out even though i... Read more »
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Jens Lundgren, M.D., Discusses New Findings Regarding MI Risk of Specific Antiretrovirals

...presented new data at this conference showing that specific antiretrovirals may be associated with a significantly increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI). I asked him to summarize his data and discuss the ramifications of the results. With... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...cases of shingles are believed to be a sign of immune restoration syndrome (see Fact Sheet 483 ). Having HIV increases the risk of complications from shingles. These include pain (post herpetic neuralgia.) Also, if you notice any blurred... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »

Scratching a cut and sex

Posted by grcboy30, 1 Reply
...I can't remember if I did or not. It didn't bleed profusely, it could have a bit because the cuts were small. What are the risks? Should I get a test? 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 »

DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...wondering if anyone could give an opinion on a negative PCR DNA Qualitative test at 32 days? Can I breath easier? I had a low risk scratch with an instrument that scratched someone who has HIV. The scratch really didn't cause any "visible"... Read more »