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"Risk from getting open wound and fingerprick touched"

Hi there. I just tested negative ytd 3 months post an unprotected sexual exposure. What I did was the rapid antibody hiv fingerprick test. However because I was very happy ytd i went to a thai girls disco (kind of a self celebration). one of the bar...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is no risk for the situation you describe. Both your "open wound" and fingerprick were dried up and closed by the time they were touched. That's why I'm using quotation marks. Also, it's not... Read more »

can you get aids from touching sweat with small nondeep cuts on your hands???

can you gets aids from an infected person by touching their sweat with small nondeep cuts on hands??...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope. Next question!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through sweat? (SWEAT, 2010)

Hello Dr Robert! I was curious to know if HIV could be transmitted through sweat? I was at club recently having a conversation with a friend who is HIV positive. We speaking very close due to the loud music and during our conversation some of his...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV is not transmitted via sweat (see below), even if you ingest it.Dr. Bobweat (SWEAT) Aug 13, 2008Can you get HIV if a person's sweat got in your eye ?Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Nope! (See below.)Dr. BobSweat and Cuts Apr 5, 2008I am... Read more »

sweating a lot? (NIGHT SWEATS, 2011)

Hey Doc,i need ua help.i was diagnosd HIV+ in 2008 n i had herpes but dey usually cum n go,but my problem is dat i am sweating alot in an abnormal way especialy when i sleep or doing some activ work,do you think i might b having a serious problem or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately I cannot evaluate the cause of your night sweats over the Internet. Certainly your increased sweating could be caused by anxiety due to your recent problems with the mother of your child. However, there are many other potential... Read more »
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Getting HIV result tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I am very scared. I have been told that the risk was very low and so low that one of the ASO counsellers would bet everything she has that I would be ok. With the sympthoms I have, I am quite certain that I've already been infected. My life has been... Read more »

Define "night sweats" to me.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know an HIV symptom CAN be night sweats. Do these night sweats happen during ARS? After? And if so, how long after? A few months after infection? Years?
I know sweating in itself is common and could be from MANY different things. Just wondering... Read more »

Clear up the sweating/night sweats issue!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had what I consider "night sweats"....Approximately 10-12 days after "exposure". They lasted may 4 nights or so, haven't had trouble since. Woke up sweating at night, not DRENCHED...just kinda sticky sweaty on my shoulders, forehead and neck.

No... Read more »

touched blood in water

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
I think this is my OCD getting the better of me but here goes.

Last night at a Halloween punk/metal show I and a friend of mine had fake blood on our hands.

We washed them together in a bucket of water. He then said he cut his hand and was washing the... Read more »