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Transmission Of Hiv From Bloody Cuts

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Bloody Scissors and Possible Cut

Hairdresser cut her finger. She then took a few minutes to put a band-aid on. She then continued to cut my hair when she pinched the back of my head with the scissors quite aggressively. Not sure if she caused a small cut or abrasion. If there was a...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere is no risk of HIV transmission occurring through this type of exposure.The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being... Read more »

Bloody Scissors and Possible Cut

Thank you, Ms. Southall. I was worried because of possible amount of blood on scissors. Would the... Read more »

Is a bloody handshake a risk for hiv?

I recently shook hands with somebody who had a fairly recent cut on their palm. It didn't look... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer, Stronger HIV Drug Regimen for Breastfeeding Women Cuts Mother-to-Child Transmission Rate, Study Finds

"HIV infection rates among babies are significantly cut when mothers are given prolonged ARV treatment during breastfeeding," according to findings released at the International AIDS Society conference in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Design Change Could Cut HIV Transmission

To prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections, syringes should never be shared. However, many injecting drug users ignore this warning, thus significantly contributing to the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases. In a recently released... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Southern Africa: AIDS Scientists Call for Month of Sex Abstinence -- Campaign "Could Cut New Transmissions by 45 Percent"

A month-long period of sexual abstinence could be a viable cultural approach to stopping new HIV infections, two epidemiologists suggest. During that month, new HIV transmissions could be cut by up to 45 percent in countries such as Swaziland, South... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco: Policy May Cut HIV for Gay Men by 60 Percent

San Francisco's policy of recommending HIV treatment to all infected patients upon diagnosis, without waiting for CD4 cell counts to fall, could cut the number of new infections among men who have sex with men by 59 percent in five years, a new... Read more »
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shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either.

What's my risk? Read more »

small cut could get HIV?

Posted by ririn, 1 Reply
Hi... i was having a small cut yesterday.. this morning my friend was having nosebleeding and i helped her wipe the blood with tissue paper. If there is chance that my friend is HIV positive, and if my small cut happened to be in contact with the... Read more »

bloody surface

Posted by adrian18, 1 Reply
Hello,

Yesterday I removed snow from the driveway with a shovel, that wasn't mine.
Outside were about 0 degrees Celsius. The shovel was broken in the middle, and it was held together with some scotch tape.

After 30 minutes of working, in the right hand... Read more »