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What Is The Risk Of Touching A Cut

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Spitting on penis and touching penis after touching vagina Risks HIV ?

Hi, I went to a stripper (on 22nd June)and she gave me a hand job and I fingered her. I didn't had any intercourse with her. What I'm afraid of is, she spitted on my penis for lubrication. It's dark and I didn't observed if her...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Saliva is not one of the fluids that contains HIV and even if there was a small amount of blood in her spit, there would not be a way for it to infect you by just landing on your penis. Fingering is considered a low-risk for HIV. I am... Read more »

Cut client's ear and blood touched my skin

I am a hairdresser. I nicked my client's ear with the clippers and it started bleeding. Some... Read more »

vaginal touch with cut on finger

Hi Doctor BobI have asked you a couple of questions before from another e mail adress,, I know your... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Love the Glove: Glove Use in Hospitals Appears to Cut Risk of Needlestick Injury

Wearing gloves reduces the risk of injury by needles and sharp medical devices, or sharps injuries, by about 66 percent, according to a new study by Canadian and U.S. researchers. Double-gloving brought the risk down further, by about 80 percent. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion: "HIV 'Cure' at Risk From Budget Cuts"

"The automatic cuts in federal spending known as sequestration could take a bite out of crucial medical research, such as the recently unveiled study in which a toddler was cured of HIV. The National Institutes of Health, which co-funded the study,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ventura County, Calif., HIV/AIDS Center at Risk of Being Affected by Proposed State Budget Cuts

The Ventura County Rainbow Alliance, the county's only HIV/AIDS center, could be significantly affected by proposed funding cuts to state HIV/AIDS programs, the Ventura County Star reports. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) has proposed about $80... Read more »
TheBody.com

Another Study Finds That Microbicides Cut Women's Herpes Risk

Last summer, the HIV/AIDS community received some amazing news: A 2010 clinical trial found that microbicides -- vaginal gel spiked with antiretrovirals -- cut HIV transmission during sex by 39 percent. But researchers also found that microbicides... Read more »
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HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

Which is the risk? Gay top cut?

Posted by Feared, 1 Reply
I would like to know which is the risk at my situation. I am gay male (29) who has been active in gay sex for at least 10 years. Last test I took in Dec. '10 was negative and I don't take risk practices.

However, on April 9 something different... Read more »

Paper cut guy is touching condom guy also

Posted by Anonymous
Do you notice some have the paper cut question and touching condom question, they are one in the same

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Enough about paper cut (touching condoms) freak

Posted by Anonymous
Yeah from what i heard from dude those posts under other peoples name late last night were all from paper cut guy, he wated until everyone was sleeping so we wouldnt catch him. Im registered now. If everyone does this , he'll have to go back to... Read more »