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Seroconverting After Touching Skin

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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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The nurse touched everything around before she did my exam (non sterille gloves - hep c?)

Greetings Doctor, I just had blood test for my life insurance so everything happened at my home. In the middle of the exam the nurse decided to use smaller needle and she kept searching for it in her bag (with gloves she touched straps, items...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would consider this no risk of HCV... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Can you catch Hep C from someone that has a open sore - that has possible oozing, if they hug you and it touches your skin?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...HCV transmission requires blood to blood contact. Your skin is a protective organ. Read more »

exposure to a scrape on skin

I recently assisted a co-worker with an injury where his arm was badly scraped. I assisted him in applying a Band-Aid to the area. Not knowing his lifestyle or background, I have suddenly become paranoid of HIV. He is effeminate, but not gay. Can...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
If you had no cuts or scrapes on your hands, then you are safe. Read more »

Red Skin

My skin is red, particularly on my chest. It acts like a sunburn to the touch where it dispates if pressed.I am using Kaletra and Truvada for the past yr. I believe the condition is worsening and is due to the meds.I have seen my specialist and he...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...non-ritonavir containing regimen on a trial basis would be reasonable to consider to determine if indeed ritonavir is linked to the red skin you describe. Atazanvir is another option if you wanted to remain on a protease inhibior without using... Read more »
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Condoms

...a toilet. They can clog plumbing. Using a Male Condom: Put the condom on when your penis is erect -- but before it touches your partner's mouth, vagina, or rectum. Many couples use a condom too late, after some initial penetration. ... Read more »
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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 »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you... Read more »
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Safer Sex Guidelines

...activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These... Read more »
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body fluid touched the skin without intercourse

Posted by mona811
...can anyone tell me that if body fluid has touched the skin without intercoursing can person be effected with hiv Read more »

Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...time? For example, let's say that we have body fluids on our skin and after some time (e.g. an hour) that skin (e.g. fingers) touches an open wound or penis. Are there any chances of getting the virus? Does organic surface increase the virus... Read more »

Yahoo group for Artists who are HIV positive

Posted by JohnCarlos
Here is a Yahoo group for artists who are HIV positive: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/positiveartists/ All levels of experience are welcomed. Read more »

Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
...I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was Read more »