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Scratching Someone And Possible HIV Exposure

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...is still possible for health care workers who take PEP to get HIV infection. Other Exposure In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposures that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom breaks during sex, or if they share needles for injecting drugs. Infants can be exposed if they drink...
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URGENT: Still within 72 hours after exposure deep scratch with the nail that was in vagina

Dear Doc Bob,I've sent this question yesterday. Just to be sure that you get it in your email box I'm sending it again. Sorry for possible spam...I've oral and vaginal sex with condom with sex worker (HIV status unknown). At some point my erection...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Victor,1. Exceedingly low.2. I'd suggest you ratchet down your level of anxiety over this incident. I would recommend a single HIV test at the three-month mark.3. Nope.4. Possible, but unlikely. Your doctor can easily screen you for common... Read more »

First time gay experience led to HIV exposure.

Dear DrI'm 28 and have never considered myself to be gay, however, last week, for numerous reasons, I slept with a guy who has been interested in me for a year. We used protection apart for a few minutes at the end when i was active.Ten minutes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sorry to hear your first gay experience had to be so traumatic!You don't mention the type of sex (oral vs. anal) you had, but the basic facts are:1.Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. (Anal sex carries a... Read more »

Possible saliva on fresh scratches

Hi Dr. Bob,I have searched the archives but cannot find a previous Q/A that matches what I am worried about. I had an encounter with another guy who wet his fingers before he proceeded to rub my penis. After about a minute the guy used the same hand...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually there are lots of responses posted in the archives that answer your question! Just search for "saliva" and you'll find many responses all stating that from an HIV perspective, saliva is not considered to be infectious, unless it contains... Read more »

Possible exposure through scratch?

Dear Doctor:My cat scratched my pinky finger (pretty deep) ona Sunday. Wed. night I got some semen on my hand. Ido not know the person and am not sure if they wereinfected. My scratch had started to heal over but wasstill there. 4 days after my...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The risk of HIV infection is essentially zero. The sore throat is unrelated.MH Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...damage and the presence of blood. Can HIV be transmitted by being scratched? No. There is no risk of transmission from scratching because there is no transfer of body fluids between individuals. Any person with open wounds should have them... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

Serodiscordant Couples What Are the Special Issues for Mixed Couples? Reducing the Risks Using a Condom Other Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children if the Man Has HIV Having Children if the Woman... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

Table of Contents What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? Why Should I Get Tested? What Tests Are Available? Where Can I Get Tested? ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results ... Read more »
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Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
hello. Here's my problem. I work with a person who has hiv. We were gift wrapping with a little sewing scissors.. Well, he cut himself on it (just a little prick..that's what she said.. anyway) and then about two hours later I cut myself on the same... Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
Please can someone give me their honest opinion on whether this is a reason for me to be concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old... Read more »

Scared and Worried: Possible HIV Exposure

Posted by kindahypertonic, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, I had an unprotected sexual experience February 2, 2007. The morning after having received and given a blowjob (I did not swallow nor did he) as well as a single unprotected anal insertion [i received]- no sex, as in no continous... Read more »

HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
To Whom it May Concern: Here is my dilemma. A couple of months ago I visited a "titty bar" and received three lap dances. During one of the dances I felt the dancer scratch my neck with her fingernail. Throughout the remainder of our session... Read more »