Scabs And Hiv

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Nail Clippers, scabs, and HIV transmission

I have a habit of using nail clippers to peel of scabs on my body..which usually results in bleeding. Me and my room mate share the same nail clipper. Recently, I found out that my room mate is the type at sleeps around. Do u think my habit would...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...would be in your best interest to stop doing this, and to allow your cuts to completely heal on their own. In regard to any HIV risks, the risks are essentially the same as sharing razors and toothbrushes. Read the posting transmission... Read more »

hiv or hep from scab

is it possible to get hep b or c or hiv from an infected person by shaking hands if say i had a... Read more »

Is a pimple/bug bite hermetically sealed?

2 logical questions doc,If a drop of infected blood were to fall on a non-bleeding pimple and/or a... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...by dividing total hemoglobin by the total number of red blood cells. Platelets (PT) help stop bleeding by forming clots and scabs. If you don't have enough platelets, you might get internal bleeding or you could bruise easily. People with HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty scabs. If the blisters are scratched, someone with shingles might develop a skin infection. This could require... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »