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Touching A Bloody Scab Afraid I Have HIV

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HIV from my own semen touching a scab

Is there a possibility of me getting HIVs or any STI from semen from me, touching my own scab that is pretty much fully healed, and I washed my hands right after. Any possibility?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou cannot get HIV from yourself. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected... Read more »

Contact with a patient with HIV, fresh blood touched my scab

Hello Erik! Thanks for answering our questions. I work as a technician in surgery and came in... Read more »

OCD update - bloody towels, bloody toilet, bloody everything

Dr. Bob,Im one of the paranoid OCD people who seem to swarm to you. HIV is a common fear for... Read more »
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Education: "People Are Afraid to Touch Them"

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"We Feel So Attached to Them": Med Student Overcomes Fear of HIV to Cuddle Children and Touch the Dying in the Slums of India

Prior to starting her second year of medical studies at University of Alberta (UA) this fall, Aisha Khatib is spending this summer working as an HIV/AIDS educator in Pune, India. Khatib is working for the Deep Griha Society in Pune, which is south... Read more »
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HIV Awareness Gets MTV Touch

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Hiv Risk? Please help.. I'm afraid

Posted by stupidbill13, 2 Replies
Hello.. I have an Hiv Risk question i was wondering if you could answer.. Okay... I went to a Massage place and got a full body massage.. I did NOT engage in any sexual activity with the "masseuse" But she did proposition me.. so I am worried if she... Read more »

Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a low risk exsposure. I have a bunch of little neeldepoint-sized scabs all over my legs and arms, and I have many small light brown blemishes. Are these HIV symptoms? Read more »

afraid

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, I had a massage with a woman and i'm afraid that her genitals touched mine. A month later my glands in my neck started were swollen and the docter thought it was a throat infection, because i had a soar throat. My temperture went up to 37.9... Read more »

afraid...plese answer

Posted by Adioatticus, 2 Replies
now, i am a virgin and 14... and my girlfriend is the same... i am afraid of getting stds and aids and stuff...we both have done nothing really...and i only have fingers a girl before... and i was wondering, is there any risk of us getting... Read more »