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Touching Skin Risks

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The nurse touched everything around before she did my exam (non sterille gloves - hep c?)

Greetings Doctor, I just had blood test for my life insurance so everything happened at my home. In the middle of the exam the nurse decided to use smaller needle and she kept searching for it in her bag (with gloves she touched straps, items...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would consider this no risk of HCV... Read more »

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I can't find my issue anywhere in the archives. Please I need your help. I went to a club the other... Read more »

hepatitus c risk

I am wonering if I should be concerned about getting hep c from contact with surfaces such as door... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...a toilet. They can clog plumbing. Using a Male Condom: Put the condom on when your penis is erect -- but before it touches your partner's mouth, vagina, or rectum. Many couples use a condom too late, after some initial penetration. ... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...than the others) That's it. For any 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... Read more »
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body fluid touched the skin without intercourse

Posted by mona811
...can anyone tell me that if body fluid has touched the skin without intercoursing can person be effected with hiv Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...penetration and withdrew after ejaculation. However, I am scared that i might have gotten some vaginal fluid on my hand and touched my penis after removing the condom. I also rubbed the surface of her vagina with my fingers before putting on the... Read more »

Check my research please? hiv risk.. no?

Posted by poblly, 2 Replies
...scrape. But from what i am reading there would have to be a signifigant amount of blood. There was not. And our fists just touched momenterilly so I don't think there would have been enough time for blood to come out of his hand and get in... Read more »

High Risk or no?

Posted by darkwithrobots, 2 Replies
Hi, today I was donating blood at a school-ran blood drive that was in a van. While I was giving blood, the lady who took the bags accidentally broke the tube of someone else's blood bag (the tubes were clamped in several section) and blood went... Read more »