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Touching A Bloody Scab Do I Need To Get Tested For AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...lasts for six to 12 weeks after you've been infected. Once that period ends, you may well go years without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is why it's so important for everybody to get tested for HIV regularly (preferably once a year as part of a routine health checkup). Having HIV may be scary, but having HIV and not knowing it is a lot scarier, as we're about to explain. Having "AIDS" means your...
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HIV+ blood on two day old cut

Hello.I am a Police Officer who came into contact with HIV+ blood on duty. Long story short is that I was searching a person who had a cut on their hand. Their cut was at least 1hr old but was still oozing and was not dry. During this process I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dilute any infectious agent. Also, HIV does not live very long outside the body. The chance you got enough fresh HIV-tainted blood into your 1.5-day-old partially scabbed cut from a blood/water/soap mixture washing across the healing wound is... Read more »

I'm having daily panic attacks, I just need an aswer, please!

Repost: Please, doctor, each day that goes by is another day of increased worry. This past summer, I was hospitalized for panic attacks spurred by a similar situation, and now money is short and I can't go back. My doctor wont give me any more...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. HIV testing is not warranted. You correctly identified your medical problem when you wrote: "I'm horrendously worried . . . ." BINGO! That's Read more »

Cut to Cut

Can someone please answer my question I'm freaking out! I went to an AIDS benefit on Saturday and I shook hundreds of hands with people who were infected with HIV. I also squeezed alot of faces to say how cute they were. When I got home I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...TPG,Relax.You don't get HIV this way.If you're having to take Xanax for your anxiety, maybe getting the definitive answer (by testing) would be a more effective therapeutic. BY Read more »

Possible Occupational Exposure and Testing

Hi - I am a police officer from Australia.17 days ago I attended a car accident where a female passenger in the car received some cuts/scratches to her knuckles in the accident. Her fingers were bleeding quite lightly. After speaking with the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Anxious Officer,Your HIV-transmission risk is nonexistent. HIV testing is not warranted or necessary. Gosh, if HIV were that contagious, it would have wiped out the planet long ago! You certainly Read more »
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Understanding Genital Herpes

...them consistently and correctly, but transmission can still occur since condoms may not cover all infected areas. You can get tested to find out if you are infected with the herpes virus. Complications Genital herpes infections usually do... Read more »
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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

... The Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cell Tests White Blood Cell Tests The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...here . In Conclusion The numbers of HIV women are growing. This means that all women should beaware of the risk and be tested if there is any possible reason to think theymay have been exposed to HIV. If you test negative, you can take... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...make you think that a treatment is valuable even though there may be no proof that it works. The treatment was discovered and tested in another country , or is only available outside the US . Certainly, valuable treatments are developed and... Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...but me and my friend didnt really bother about them at all,and then they came back after a while from the other direction,they touched me and my friend's hips and walked off,one of them turned around sticking his or her tongue out at us i am... Read more »

Can somebody PLEASE respond

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...from may 20-may 28. are these ARS symptoms? I didn't do PEP for any of these because my mom won't let me (i'm only 16.5). is testing or PEP warranted? n if a 6,7,8,9, or 10 week test isn't definitive but extremely encouraging, what's the chance... Read more »

please respond

Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...sore from may 20-may 28. are these ARS symptoms? I didn't do PEP for any of these because my mom won't let me (i'm only 17). is testing or PEP warranted? n if a 6,7,8,9, or 10 week test isn't definitive but extremely encouraging, what's the... Read more »

scared what if driving me nuts...

Posted by sadman, 3 Replies
...can't stop thinking what if...Please help. Here are my three what ifs: During sex I didn't cum so I removed the condom and she touched me until I came. However, during intercourse the condom rolled up slightly for a second maybe an inch from... Read more »