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Scratching Someone Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV

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nail scratched (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2009)

Dear Doc I am helping PLHA in one of small organization in our country. last week I got nail scratched by HIV + person on my left arm accidentally and that person on meds since 7 years ago.I got two small cut and I washed my arm and I put Septadine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Perhaps your massage gal could loosen them up a bit?Dr. BobFinger nailOct 30, 2008Short and simple. Can you get HIV from someone scratching you with their finger nail? I was helping a co worker with something, and she scratched my hand. It was a... 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 »
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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 »
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I Need your opinions

Posted by diosayudame, 4 Replies
Hello my risk situation was oral sex insertive (one girl mades me oral sex) and i am scared, it was 6 week ago and i have been feeling sympthoms, i think i is for reading all time about HVI and thinking all the time about that. i am worried and that... Read more »

red spots

Posted by Anonymous
... Please help has anyone with hiv had these symptons, im going for my test on monday , i just need some support. Its the third time ive had the test but since Read more »

DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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" blood on the HIV person and didn't stick me very deep, just broke... Read more »

HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and I guess could have been abrated, but not bleeding. I have had a delayed fear reaction and am terrified that I could be HIV infected. I am married with three kids. I won't to forget about this. I'm going to wait a few more weeks and then... Read more »