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Touching Scratch On Skin And Possible HIV Exposure

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Possible exposure through scratch?

Dear Doctor:My cat scratched my pinky finger (pretty deep) ona Sunday. Wed. night I got some semen on my hand. Ido not know the person and am not sure if they wereinfected. My scratch had started to heal over but wasstill there. 4 days after my...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The risk of HIV infection is essentially zero. The sore throat is unrelated.MH... Read more »

URGENT: Still within 72 hours after exposure deep scratch with the nail that was in vagina

Dear Doc Bob,I've sent this question yesterday. Just to be sure that you get it in your email... 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... Read more »
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Canada: University Warns Students About Possible HIV, Hepatitis Exposure After Exercise

First Nations University of Canada in Regina, Saskatchewan, is currently trying to locate students who participated in the Northern Health Science Access Program's blood-typing exercise between 2002 and 2011, to alert them that they may have been... Read more »
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New York: Lawrence Hospital Surgery Patients Warned of Possible Hepatitis, HIV Exposure

Ten surgery patients of Lawrence Hospital Center (LHC) in Bronxville are being notified of the need to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C due to improperly cleaned equipment. The state Department of Health said the hospital reported... Read more »
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Sharing, Caring and Touching Lives . . .

National HIV Testing Day in Atlanta was a great success! Over 1,000 people were tested in four metro locations, including street outreach at Five Points MARTA Station (151 tested); Lindbergh MARTA Station (167 tested); American Red Cross (211... Read more »
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HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
To Whom it May Concern:
Here is my dilemma. A couple of months ago I visited a "titty bar" and received three lap dances. During one of the dances I felt the dancer scratch my neck with her fingernail. Throughout the remainder of our session... Read more »

Possible exposure to asymptomatic HIV + serum

Posted by tsy2, 1 Reply
I work in a lab and unfortunately dropped a vial of serum. The vial fell on the floor and it kind of splashed. The majority splashed onto my scrub pants and didn't soak thru, I panicked and was convinced it splashed my face but I'm certain it didn't... Read more »

10 months post possible exposure-please help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Pains in inner thighs, acheing armpits (but no swelling) feeling weak, diarreah. Incident was non protected vaginal insertive. Is it my mind? Read more »

Possible exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had vaginal sex with 3 seperate prostitutes, but all 3 encounters were with a condom. Everything ive read says it is impossible to get HIV if the condom was used properly and did not break. Am I ok or is there a chance i could have been infected?

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