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Scratching Someone Scared I Have HIV

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Ask the Experts

Please Hekp me quickly Dr Bob -- I am very very frightened-- I give a large donation (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2010)

Dr. Bob,I ma very scared. I went to shake hands with a HIV + person during a convention today. This was a black man and they had a very unusal handshake. Grab, Hug, twist the shake and pull back quickly. When the gentleman pulled back on his hand...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...twisting, shaking and scratching was "virally enhanced," and even if the secret handshake did scratch you enough to draw blood, your HIV-acquisition risk is completely nonexistent! I've answered many similar questions in the archives! Have a... Read more »

HIV scare, after Bathhouse incident. Please anwser.

Hi there, My name is John and I recently went to a bathhouse. I am now concern that I might have... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Scared Straight: High HIV Rates Among Black NYC Women Frighten a Health Reporter

...youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur among Black and Latina women. As in a mere six-plus percentage points away from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...found to be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A... Read more »
The Body

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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing Fear of partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick partner ... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by worrisomewaiter, 1 Reply
...Yesterday, my HIV+ uncle came over for a visit. While he was here, my kitten scratched him and drew blood a few minutes later, the kitten scratched Read more »

I'm really scared, somebody please respond!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
... Hi, i'm 14 years old and i'm terrified I may have caught hiv. I recently got into a fight and the other kid got a small amount of blood on me. After the fight I discovered two drops of blood Read more »

Anxiety and fear/Mental Health

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...because I wanted to continue testing. His told me that he see at least 5-6 new patients a month with the same on gong fear about HIV. WIndow period questios, I don't believe my tests, I have to be postive despite my negative test due to symptoms.... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...suppose (can't think of terms at the moment) and when i scratch it, my scratch marks will show up and raise from my skin like hives i guess? and it gets reallllly itchy but as soon as you stop scratching for awhile, the marks, the hives will all... Read more »