Risks Of Contracting HIV From Open Wound
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Posted by sweetangel, 1 ReplyWhat's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?
I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »
Posted by anxious92, 3 Replies1.yesterday, i noticed that i had two little dots that were only like 5 times the size of this . each. and i saw there was a sliver of blood the length of this l and half as wide as this o; now what concerns me is that 16 hours after this, i... Read more »
Posted by mantle198, 2 RepliesHi I'm posting to get a better understanding of my risk exposure and gain some peace of mind, until I wait the 3 month period before I take the HIV test. Recently I had a one night stand with a sex worker, she gave me unprotected oral sex and... Read more »
Posted by neibet, 1 ReplyWhat is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »
Posted by fjallen, 1 ReplyHi, my question is really specific and I know that it's even a bit paranoid but please take it seriously.
I (of course) know that a casual kiss on the cheek is no risk but is transmission possible if a recently infected person (4-5 weeks) kisses... Read more »
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Rocky Mountain CARESHiWe know that oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission,however that does increase when there is open wounds on lips or gums that allow HIV to enter the body. Even with that the chances of HIV transmission occurring is very small but I... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Chances are if your wound wasn't even noticed until the day after your rub-a-dub-dub, it is highly unlikely it was open and fresh enough to pose a significant HIV-transmission risk. In general fingering with intact skin is not considered... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Nope. Saliva does not transmit HIV. (See below. I'll reprint some basic information about HIV transmission.)Thanks for your tax-deductible donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org).Stay well.Dr. BobDr.... Read more »
Chicago Black Gay Mens CaucusYou have nothing to worry about.For HIV to transmit there needs to be HIV+ blood coming out of someone's body and going immediately/directly inside of your body.In a pool, nothing is leaving and going immediately or directly... Read more »
HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex Before Circumcision Wounds Are Healed Could Increase Female Partners' Infection Risk, Study SaysHIV-positive men undergoing circumcision might be more likely to transmit the virus to their female partners if they have sex before the circumcision wounds have healed, according to preliminary results from a study being conducted in Uganda and... Read more »
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FDA Failure to Update Nonoxynol-9 Labels to Mention Increased Risk of Contracting HIV Puts People At Risk, GAO Report SaysFDA 's failure to update the labels of products containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 to warn of the increased risk of contracting HIV among women who use the products puts consumers at risk, according to a Government Accountability Office report... Read more »
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