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Should I Get Tested After Cut On Hand

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Hepatitis C and saliva

I handled a retainer that came directly from someone's mouth who was Hepatitis C positive. I had a few small cuts on my hand. Should I be tested and what is the risk for transmission by saliva? I have read a few studies from reputable sources on the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...from saliva, but there are no data to show that saliva has been proven to be a vehicle for HCV transmission.No I would not get tested for this exposure. Read more »

Assaulted on Halloween, Bitten, Cuts on Hands

Last Saturday evening I was assaulted at Halloween party. In the course of defending myself I... Read more »

Blood from a Cut on Hand

Hi Doc,Thanks for your tension defusing humor along with serious messages. My brother and sister... Read more »
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The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...high fasting glucose level. A diagnosis of diabetes can be made based on any of the following test results, confirmed by retesting on a different day: A fasting blood glucose level of 126 milli grams per deciliter (mg/dL) or higher A random... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...cells. However, other researchers think that careful physical examination can detect as many cases of anal cancer as anal Pap testing. Genital warts can appear anywhere from a few weeks to a few months after you are exposed to HPV. The warts... Read more »
Housing Works

Housing Works Responds to NYC DOH Report on Annual HIV Incidence With Demand to Restore AIDS Funding Cuts

...sides of their mouths. On the one hand they say they want to test more people with HIV while on the other hand they are cutting testing and other resources that will keep people alive. They need to get real about what it will take to end the AIDS... Read more »
Housing Works

Budget Details Come In: Cuts for New Yorkers With AIDS

...ability to engage vulnerable populations, raise awareness of the disease, and thereby help lower the rate of HIV/AIDS. Rapid HIV Testing Fully restored. Funded at $2,000,000. Provided to the Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) to expand... Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...mans hands or fingers, how long does hiv stay active outside the body in blood? I am so terrified of having to test again. I tested a few years back over and over repeatedly out to over 1 year and a half afterwards and all of my tests were... Read more »

Scratching a cut and sex

Posted by grcboy30, 1 Reply
...question is I used a damp soapy washcloth the wipe around 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. ... Read more »

Question about the rapid test and how i got it

Posted by endlsskys, 1 Reply
...cheated on him is possilbe I could have got it from somone elses blood. I was at work and girl cut her self she still had knife in hand when I ran to help her the cut was pretty deep and my might have cut me I don't remember. Could I have gotten... Read more »

Test Result s/co ratio

Posted by freedom112, 1 Reply
...kind of high and was wondering if anyone knew the relevance of this ratio and wether i can woohoo or not and if i need to get retested for possible late seroconversion? exposure was unprotected insertive oral with partner of unknown status. I... Read more »