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Will donate, PLEASE, Is there an occupational risk?

I work in the emergency department at a hospital as a registrar. My job includes receiving patient's into the computer for treatment, registration, insurance-- no clinical or medical. My contact with patients is limited and is as follows: placing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The HIV-acquisition risks from the incidents you describe are completely nonexistent. If HIV were transmitted that easily, it would have wiped out the Read more »

anal scratching - donation on the way

Dr Bob,I recently developed an annoying anal itch that won't go away. Everytime I go to bed, it... Read more »

i scratched my balls, so afraid...

Hello greatest dr. bob. I was touching my girlfriend's vagina and then on my way home in the car, i... Read more »
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Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...cases of shingles are believed to be a sign of immune restoration syndrome (see Fact Sheet 483 ). Having HIV increases the risk of complications from shingles. These include pain (post herpetic neuralgia.) Also, if you notice any blurred... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Preventing Infections From Pets

...People who work with animals should take these extra precautions: Follow your worksite's rules to stay safe and reduce any risk of infection. Use or wear personal protective gear, such as coveralls, boots, and gloves. Don't clean chicken... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
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Can somebody PLEASE respond

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...(since october, bt dint really wory till february but stopped 5th of may). I used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one... Read more »

please respond

Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...the park and afterwards, i saw a cm sized wound. now he was at the table about 8-15 minutes before me, and what would be the risk of hiv or any std if there was hiv+ blood on the table, got on his shirt, and that wound (when it was open) touched... Read more »

are there any risks below? PLZ answer

Posted by kljhkfdjhselfjd, 1 Reply
...(since october, bt dint really wory till february but stopped 5th of may). I used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one... Read more »

hiv risks?

Posted by ben7206, 3 Replies
...used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint... Read more »