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AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

...irritation. Can Molluscum Be Prevented? Because the virus that causes molluscum is so common, it is not possible to avoid being exposed to it. However, if you have molluscum you should make sure that the lesions don't touch anyone else. You should also be careful not to spread molluscum to different parts of your body. Be careful not to scratch the lesions or to cut them while shaving. Some health care providers think that using an...
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anal scratching - donation on the way

Dr Bob,I recently developed an annoying anal itch that won't go away. Everytime I go to bed, it starts to itch. One day I found out that one of my co workers was HIV positive and that I might have touched her blood the day her nose wouldn't stop...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the body.As for your anal itch, I'd suggest you see a dermatologist. There are a number of possible causes ranging from dry skin to a fungal infection to crabs to hemorrhoids. Treatment is readily available once the cause is diagnosed. So stop... Read more »

Anal touching - I pray not with blood!

Hi dr bob, Great sight, I am concerned about a potential exposure. A couple months ago I went for a massage, erotic in nature though no oral, anal or vaginal sex occured. The massage was for the most part uneventful. I glanced at the women's hands...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Tommy,Your fears are unwarranted. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Stop worrying.Dr. Bob Read more »

Transmission to son

I am HIV positive and was playing with my son today ( not biological) and noticed a scratch on side of my hand with skin off and bit red no noticeable blood but I am concerned that son got blood in nails which I notice he had put i his mouth when I...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...there to be any chance for transmission there had to be contact with your "body fluids". Since there was no bleeding than just touching (his skin was intact so there can be no blood to blood contact) is essentially none. I would not worry.Joe 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 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
...Hi,I agree with the advice you received from your doctor. HIV is not transmitted by being scratched by an HIVer's nails. (See below.)Dr. BobNail Scratch Aug 24, 2008Hi Dr. Bob - I have a question for you which at first I Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...infected with herpes zoster and develop chickenpox. They should avoid contact with the shingles rash or with anything that may have touched the shingles rash or blisters. How Is Shingles Treated? Several types of drugs are used to treat... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...sources of sterile syringes, such as pharmacies. It is important to know that sharing a needle or syringe for any use, including skin popping and injecting steroids, can put one at risk for HIV and other blood-borne infections. For more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...fullness. Temporary and permanent fillers are available.Temporary fillers usually last from three to 12 months and usually requiretouch-ups. Permanent fillers provide long-lasting results, but generally cannotbe removed if the outcome is not... Read more »
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What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...penetration and withdrew after ejaculation. However, I am scared that i might have gotten some vaginal fluid on my hand and touched my penis after removing the condom. I also rubbed the surface of her vagina with my fingers before putting on the... Read more »

Scratching a cut and sex

Posted by grcboy30, 1 Reply
...gential area before discarded condom. I can't remember if I washed my hands and am a little worried if after (5-10 mins) I scratched a scab on my leg. I can't remember if I did or not. It didn't bleed profusely, it could have a bit because the... Read more »

Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
...my ankle and so folliculitis has occured on my right shin as a side effect of topical cortisteroid treatment. I can remember scratching my leg (it gets so itchy) afterward, however if I did, what are the chances of contracting HIV this way as... Read more »

Infection throgh scratches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...be exposed to HIV from her scratches ? I could see those 'red' scratch marks (via the mirror) but I cannot ascertain if the skin was chapped on my neck/nape. I also did not take notice if there were any cuts on her fingers. 2. I'm running a... Read more »