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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 of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposures lead to HIV transmission. In fact, most do not. Hence, that you had unprotected sex with your girlfriend and she has tested negative is not proof that you are negative as well. By the way, if you had an HIV risk four months ago and are... Read more »

Hep C from scratch

Hello there! My college mate has Hepatitis C and she doesn't take any meds yet. About a month ago... Read more »

Scratched by IV drug user

I am a resident physician and was seeing a patient on the medicine service last night. I was... Read more »
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Two Plus Two Equals Seven, Doesn't It?

...(health care) beach of life, and no physician or nurse practitioner ever asked again if I wanted to be tested. So you may still be scratching your head, wondering why didn't I ask to be tested in Dr. N's office that afternoon after my 18-month... 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 »

Aids2HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
You give out advice that I personally respect, but I have a question for you.......... What would you do if you knew your ailments were from a sexual encounter and you had alot of things going on that have to do with the immune system that in your... Read more »

DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, I was kindly wondering if anyone could give an opinion on a negative PCR DNA Qualitative test at 32 days? Can I breath easier? I had a low risk scratch with an instrument that scratched someone who has HIV. The scratch really didn't cause... 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 »