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Should I Get Tested After Scratching Someone

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GF attacked and scratched, tested -ve, can I also be -ve?

Hi DocMy gf was recently the victim of crime and due to her assailants scratching her the doc's put her on PEP and she was tested for hiv. She tested -ve. 4 months ago I had an exposure but never was tested, myself and my gf have had plenty...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Two quick points:1.PEP is not warranted, due to scratches from an unknown assailant.2.You cannot use your girlfriend's negative HIV test or negative HIV status to determine your status. The reason is that not all HIV exposures lead to HIV... Read more »

Nail scratching ((HIV infection)) (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2011)

Hi Dr. Robert,I had sex with a lady that I don't know. I used a cndom, but my concern that she... Read more »

Scratch on Scratch (Unusual, Very Specific Situation)

Hi there,I was playing fighting only with the fingers, hands tied to a friend, who is HIV... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Alberta Syphilis Awareness Campaign Scratched by Health Minister

Health Minister Ron Liepert said Thursday he does not support a general syphilis education campaign in Alberta, where some public health experts believe the disease has reached a critical level. Syphilis rates in Alberta began to rise in 2005.... Read more »
TheBody.com

A New Way to Fight HIV: CCR5 Inhibitors

The past year has brought so many new drug approvals that even some HIV experts are scratching their heads as they try to figure out how all of these meds work and how they can best be used to treat people with HIV. Today, we're going to look at... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pickett Fences: Pity Lust

Jim Pickett It's been a while since I've totally gone off on a rant. And there's this little incident, actually pretty minor in the grand scheme of things, that nonetheless has just been working my last frayed nerve since it happened. So I'm... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Why Do We Tolerate People Who Are HIV Positive and Spreading the Disease?

"We have all these programs and HIV prevention people are scratching their heads saying, 'How can we help people with HIV?' When it is all said and done it's up to the community to say, 'we just don't want HIV to spread.'" So says Thomas J. Coates,... Read more »
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Scratching a cut and sex

Posted by grcboy30, 1 Reply
I had sex with a former lover (no oral, used condom which didn't break). I fingered her before sex... My 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... Read more »

semen/precum in open scratch or cut

Posted by Lomo, 1 Reply
Is getting some semen/precum in an open scratch or cut a risk? I have had a lot of frottage where another man's unprotected penis head is rubbing in between my buttocks and I have a few scratches there. I even felt a burning sensation once. Please... Read more »

HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
To Whom it May Concern:
Here is my dilemma. A couple of months ago I visited a "titty bar" and received three lap dances. During one of the dances I felt the dancer scratch my neck with her fingernail. Throughout the remainder of our session... Read more »

Precum on fresh scratch

Posted by radger, 1 Reply
Hi, I have asked this question elsewhere but was wondering if anyone else has anything to say about it. I am really really worried :-/

LONG STORY SHORT: Fresh precum from head directly onto fresh scratch between my anus and testicles. risk?

the Whole... Read more »