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What Is Pubic Lice

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Pubic lice and HIV transmission

DoctorIf I get pubic lice from HIV positive partner...would that put me into a risk of getting HIV since scrabs feed themselves with blood? Would my blood stream get infected HIV blood through the scrab bite?Sorry. Its odd.All the best
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nope! Pubic lice, bedbugs, mosquitoes and all other biting or blood-sucking creepy crawlers do not transmit HIV/AIDS. Period. End of story.Dr. Read more »

Aids and Fleas

Hello Dr.BobI have a question a bit strange but it really happened to me:I have a nasty habit of... Read more »
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The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

...need if you do not know your HIV status. For moreinformation on HIV, go to the section on TWP website called HIV: TheBasics . Pubic Lice ("Crabs") Pubic lice live in the pubic hair and can be transmitted by skin-to-skincontact. They can also... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Important STDS

...lesions often heal without treatment, although physicians may sometimes scrape them off or treat them with chemical irritants. Pubic Lice Pubic lice ( pediculosis pubis or crab lice) are very tiny insects that infest the pubic hair and... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...Parasitic STDs Pubic Lice Pubic lice, often referred to as "crabs," are caused by tiny insects called Phthirus pubis or Pediculosis pubis. The insects can spread through close skin-to-skin contact, but... Read more »
The Body

Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, November 16, 2010

...back and forth as to who infected whom. Is there any way to tell? More Questions About HIV Testing & Transmission: Pubic Lice From an HIV-Positive Partner: Can the Bugs Transmit HIV? Masked CPR on a Person With an AIDS Diagnosis:... Read more »
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pubic lice

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I know the topic here mainly is hiv.. but I would like to know if anyone knows about pubic lice (crabs), how long does it take for you to notice? I had an encounter two months ago, but until today this feeling started.. Read more »

white pubic hairs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...follice as well. I've searched and searched but I don't see anything about this, not even on this site. I thought perhaps pubic lice, but there's not noticeable itching. I had unprotected sex with someone one time only about 4 months ago,... Read more »

Wierd rashes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm HIV+ and I have a weird rash in my groin that won't go away. I've been to 3 different medical facilities and they just don't know what it is. I've gotten tested for STDs and such, and don't have any. It's was itchy and didn't hurt. Now it... Read more »

Help - HIV/Chlamydia Risk

Posted by Sharpie_H, 1 Reply
Hello everyone, Last June 4, while traveling, I decided that I would try other sexual experiences (anal sex) and got into contact with a male prostitute. Long story short, there was some roleplay on his part, some very light biting (no blood... Read more »