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Scratching Someone And Negative HIV Test

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Scratched by IV drug user

I am a resident physician and was seeing a patient on the medicine service last night. I was examining him with my gloves on when he reached out and scratched my knuckle on my hand through my glove. There was a small scratch that had a minimal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or remain intact. If the latex remained intact, obviously there would be no direct exposure. 2. You report ordering a rapid HIV test, which was negative. Was the test performed on you or the source patient? If the patient tested HIV negative, the... Read more »

GF attacked and scratched, tested -ve, can I also be -ve?

Hi DocMy gf was recently the victim of crime and due to her assailants scratching her the doc's put... Read more »

When to get tested and if.

My son is hiv positive and on meds, undetectable. Recently he bumped his nose and long story short... Read more »
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...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
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Tested NEG but still WORRIED WELLsss..PLS HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...coming on and off for about 2-3 weeks. During about 20 January 2006 I have pluck out my courage to do a full body check up with HIV test. All results including VDRL RPR Syphilis and HIV Ab I and II tests came back NON RACTIVE!! I was relieve for... Read more »

Aids2HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...things going on that have to do with the immune system that in your heart told you something was seriously wrong but you test negative for HIV. I guess what I'm asking is, you are so proactive in your health as many of us try to be, but what if... Read more »

Help! anyone?

Posted by NeverAgain, 2 Replies
...Her nationality was "Iranian" and this incident was in Dubai. At that time, I was quite ignorant regarding anything about HIV testing (didnt know about the existance of the "window period". I went exactly the third day following the incident... Read more »

Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 Replies
...have HIV? I have always used condoms and been with under 10 people. One was a little suspect, she was a drug user but tested negative. I had sex with her twice and used a condom which did not break for vaginal intercourse only. I am... Read more »