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Should I Get Tested After Bug Bites

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hiv test after dog bite

Dear sir, I had a low risk exposure 11 weeks back (received oral sex from unkknown status girl). I am planning to have an HIV test next week. My problem is, a street dog bite me last week and I am taking anti-rabies injections(5 injection...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
There is a theoretical chance that, with this level of immune activation from the shots, that the first screening test will be falsely positive. However, this will have no effect on the specific confirmatory test that is done to make sure the... Read more »

human bite (HUMAN BITE 2010)

About 1 month I got bitten by my assitant and he is hiv positive, my finger only bled due to me... Read more »

Frequent bite by dog between HIV & non HIV persons

Hello, i read you response about another instance where a dog bit an infected person and then a... Read more »
Articles
The Michigan Messenger

Michigan Lawmakers Decry Case Charging HIV-Positive Man With Terrorism for Biting

...tussle in October became an issue of terror when an HIV-positive man was charged with attempted bioterrorism for allegedly biting his neighbor while the two were fighting one another, the Michigan Messenger reports. Several Michigan lawmakers,... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...contact include: social kissing, public venues (pools, theaters, bathrooms), sharing drinks or eating utensils, etc. Insect bites do not transmit HIV. Myths About Clinical Trials The myth: "Clinical trials are unsafe. If I enroll in a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...There have been other rare reports in the medical literature in which HIV appeared to have been transmitted by a human bite. Biting is not a common way of transmitting HIV, in fact, there are numerous reports of bites that did not result in HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...by an HIV-positive person Kissing (between people with no significant dental problems) Sharing exercise equipment Bug bites Read more »
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Bite the Bullet

Posted by Nailbiting, 2 Replies
...matter. But why start feeling so bad 15 weeks or so after the incident if it is something to do with HIV. I guess I need to bite the bullet and just get tested but man I am scared and part of me doesn't want to know but I need to for my wife and... Read more »

mosquito bites??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I heard mosquitoes can't transmit hiv, and I hope its true. Because I was definitely bitten by the same one as an hiv+ person. We were in a small room and there was only one mosquito in there and it bit both of us within about 1 minute. I am scared,... Read more »

Biting Stripper

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I can't shake it. So I hpe to get an answer from someone with real HIV knowledge. Is there any way to get infected from a bite, this stripper was giving me a lap dance, and then she friggin bit me pretty damn hard. I am not sure if my skin... Read more »

Biting and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok... I know the sensible thing to do if you have any concerns about HIV is to get tested but I am not sure if I am over reacting or if I have cause for concern... I was kissing a guy whos HIV status I am unaware of Read more »