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Scratching Someone Should I Get Test For HIV

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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 her on PEP and she was tested for hiv. She tested -ve. 4 months ago I had an exposure but never was tested, myself and my gf have had plenty of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...quick points:1.PEP is not warranted, due to scratches from an unknown assailant.2.You cannot use your girlfriend's negative HIV test or negative HIV status to determine your status. The reason is that not all HIV exposures lead to HIV... Read more »

Scratched by IV drug user

I am a resident physician and was seeing a patient on the medicine service last night. I was... Read more »

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... Read more »
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What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...8th week. I have no rash, boils or anything else apart from the itch. Could this be ARS or just a result of stress? Should I test for HIV? Sorry for the long post but please help me before I completely lose my mind. Read more »

HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...with three kids. I won't to forget about this. I'm going to wait a few more weeks and then donate blood, as I understand they test for HIV. What chances are there that I could have been infected by the dance? Read more »

Aids2HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
You give out advice that I personally respect, but I have a question for you.......... What would you do if you knew your ailments were from a sexual encounter and you had alot of things going on that have to do with the immune system that in your... 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 »