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Touching Broken Skin How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For HIV

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...(lesions) near the area where the virus has entered your body, such as on your genital or rectal area, on your buttocks or thighs. Occasionally, these sores may appear on other parts of your body where the virus has entered through broken skin. Sores also can appear inside the vagina and on the cervix (opening to the womb) in women, or in the urinary passage of women and men. Small red bumps appear first, develop into small blisters, and then...
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WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING INFECTED THROUGH CONTACT WITH FECES?

HELLO DOC:I RECENTLY PERFORMED PROTECTED ANAL SEX WITH A MAN. AFTER 2 MINUTES I REMOVED MY PENIS WITH CONDOM, TOUCHED IT AND REALIZED IT HAD FECES ALL OVER. I WASHED MY HANDS AND REMOVED THE CONDOM. AFTER A COUPLE OF HOURS I REALIZED THAT I HAD SOME...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...know if my friend is std free. But I do know he is promiscuous with the men.Please help. I have been worrying about this for so long.Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,You can't find a good answer? Did you check the archives? Your answer was there... Read more »

Is external scat play on the face and body safe? (FECES, 2010)

Im planning to have a scat session with several women where they all defecate on my face and chest. I will not consume anything. How dangerous is this? If i have some closed pimples oin my chest. Does that put me at risk? Id greatly appreciate an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...REALIZED IT HAD FECES ALL OVER. I WASHED MY HANDS AND REMOVED THE CONDOM. AFTER A COUPLE OF HOURS I REALIZED THAT I HAD SOME BROKEN SKIN ON MY FINGERS.MY QUESTION IS: WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING INFECTED WITH HIV THROUGH THIS EXPOSURE??BTW,... Read more »

hiv transmission

hi, my question is i had a friend stay at my house and she slept in my daughters bed, when i went to change the sheets i noticed blood on them also i noticed blood on a towel. im terrified my daughter touched the blood and then touch her eyes or had...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, she is not at risk. Casual contact like this does not transmit HIV. Intimate contact is required, such as sexual contact or injecting infected blood. Read more »

HCV by Blood

Hi Doc,I have on quick question please answer. I was with a friend who scratched himself so hard on the leg that he started to bleed. He cleaned up the blood with a napkin and I think the blood touched his hand. Ten minutes later he was holding me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV and HCV are completely unwarranted. If these viruses were spread that easily, they would have wiped out the entire planet long ago. HIV/HCV cannot permeate intact skin. Spend some time perusing the wealth of information on this site, in the... Read more »
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The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...treating HIV. Studies have shown that an HIV-positive person whose health care provider treats many HIV-positive people lives longer than a person whose health care provider treats a few HIV-positive people. Even though there is no cure for HIV... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...worse. Some studies show that people may even get back some fat underthe skin after switching. However, this process may take a long time or it maybe hard to see for those who have more severe cases of lipoatrophy. People who have not... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...confidential. People with disabilities are protected from job discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As long as you can do the essential functions of your job, your employer can not legally discriminate against you... Read more »
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Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...there are no data that compare the incidence, age of onset and cause of ageing-related diseases in the general population with long-term survivors of HIV. However, experts say they do not see HIV-negative people in their mid-50s with hip... Read more »

Pleeeaaassee somebody help me!!!

Posted by 25051972488, 6 Replies
...frustrated about this she pulled on her pants opened the door and walked away. She did not wash her hand however. Not too long after that (I really don't know how many seconds or minutes later), I turned the door knob and opened the door. It... Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
...the top/side of the toilet seat. The blood seemed to be dried. Because it's very possible that some part of my body might have touched that blood spot, I was in a panic since then. I'm in my 7 months pregnancy now. So this question is very... Read more »