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Touching An Open Scab Scared I Have HIV

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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
...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 nonexistent.My advice would be to stop... Read more »

Im so scared (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

I am 29 years old with 3 children and a husband. I just found out today that my father who has been... Read more »

question from europe

dear dr. Frascino,i am sorry to bother you, but in my country, we dont have such forums and i dont... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...if you don't know much about HIV. But that is why it is important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...careprovider. Although lactic acidosis is life-threatening, it is very rare. The point oflearning about lactic acidosis is not to scare you. It's to help you be awareof what's going on in your body. That way, if you recognize any symptoms... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing Fear of partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick partner ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...affect the risk of HIV infection. Some Hispanics/Latinos may avoid seeking testing, counseling, or treatment if infected out of fear of discrimination. The stigma around homosexuality adds to prevention challenges (e.g., traditional gender roles... Read more »
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scared what if driving me nuts...

Posted by sadman, 3 Replies
...continued. Could her fluids have been transfered to me via the touching after sex? 2: My gums sometimes bleed and we kissed open month a lot could that have put me at risk? 3. Finally I had a cut on the finger next to one I touched her with... Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...still not sure if it really did sink in for him yet. i can't imagine trying to cope with something like that. I am just so scared that with him having HIV that somehow I could catch it. I know that you can only catch it if you have sexual... Read more »

help? *DELETED*

Posted by pixie, 1 Reply
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Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...wasn't a lot of blood, just a slightly noticeable amount and I didn't have any open wounds on my shoulder, but I am still so afraid. Any response will be soooo helpful - THANK YOU! Read more »