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Seroconverting After Touching A Bloody Scab

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HIV from my own semen touching a scab

Is there a possibility of me getting HIVs or any STI from semen from me, touching my own scab that is pretty much fully healed, and I washed my hands right after. Any possibility?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou cannot get HIV from yourself. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected... Read more »

Contact with a patient with HIV, fresh blood touched my scab

Hello Erik! Thanks for answering our questions. I work as a technician in surgery and came in... Read more »

OCD update - bloody towels, bloody toilet, bloody everything

Dr. Bob,Im one of the paranoid OCD people who seem to swarm to you. HIV is a common fear for... Read more »
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Connect With Others

How did I seroconvert?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was negative with a positive partner. After a year of ALWAYS having safe sex I now find myself positive. It was shocking, because I know that before this relationship I had safe sex with many positive men and was always OK. Some of the possible... Read more »

Seroconverted on April Fools Day

Posted by AZSouthBay, 4 Replies
I seroconverted on April Fools Day. Even before receiving the news, talking about going to get tested would give me what I just found out is a panic attack- lan overwhelming feeling I'm going to faint and hurl. Of course when receiving the news... Read more »

About the guy touching his condom....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(also known as the paper cutter).

I think I am the only person who can relate to this guy, and I really think he does have to worry about disease. Unfortunately, he's worrying about the wrong one. The disease that he has is one I also suffer... Read more »

Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am absolutely terrified and I need some help on this. My neighbor is HIV+. He had a few scabs on his knuckles and was punching me in the shoulder just to joke around. When I noticed the scabs (not until an hour or so later), I went home and... Read more »