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Surgical Wounds Hiv Transmission

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Risk of HIV transmission from a HIV+ person`s bleeding wound

First of all, thanks for what you`re doing. I`m sure anyone who needs to know anything about HIV, from infected individuals to hypochondriacs alike, are very thankful to you guys.My question is whether or not I should worry after helping a bleeding...
Shannon Southall

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Hello thereOK so yes you are worrying too much! From what you have described HIV transmission carried a very small risk. Even with cuts on your hands, they would have had to happen at the same time of helping him out. Your body minutes after... Read more »

hiv transmission through open wound

Hello. Back in June of this year, I accidentally brushed my arm with a person's opened wound.... Read more »

is semen on chapped lips(wound open) considered high risk for HIV transmission?

I have been in paranoia for almost a month regarding my encounter with a guy last April. The day... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex Before Circumcision Wounds Are Healed Could Increase Female Partners' Infection Risk, Study Says

HIV-positive men undergoing circumcision might be more likely to transmit the virus to their female partners if they have sex before the circumcision wounds have healed, according to preliminary results from a study being conducted in Uganda and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer, Stronger HIV Drug Regimen for Breastfeeding Women Cuts Mother-to-Child Transmission Rate, Study Finds

"HIV infection rates among babies are significantly cut when mothers are given prolonged ARV treatment during breastfeeding," according to findings released at the International AIDS Society conference in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Male Circumcision and Risk for HIV Transmission and Other Health Conditions: Implications for the United States

What is Male Circumcision? Male Circumcision and Risk for HIV Transmission Male Circumcision and Other Health Conditions Risks Associated With Male Circumcision Effects of Male Circumcision on Penile Sensation and Sexual Function HIV Infection... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Sorting Out CDC Data and Guidelines on Preventing HIV Transmission From Positives

Kathleen Irwin, M.D., M.P.H., Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Nicole Crepaz, Ph.D., Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Table of Contents What's New in Updated CDC... Read more »
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Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »

flesh wound transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I touched the outside parts of a sex workers vagina while in the shower. While there was no visible cuts on my hand. I had a relatively fresh 2 hour old 2mm flesh wound in my wrist which I got from scratching (very superficial). What if vaginal... Read more »

What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »

wound doesn't know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After having sex (worn condom) , I discovered some minor wound outside the condom covered area , it is caused by rubbing during sex. Maybe it is very common but not all people would observe this. Now, my question is that whether it is an risk, if... Read more »