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White Spots After Touching A Bloody Scab Worried I Have HIV

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...out these frequently asked questions from TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" forums or this research review from HIV InSite . 3. Your mind is a powerful thing. Your mind can make it seem as if your tongue is covered in the white spots that sometimes indicate thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired and lethargic even though you're perfectly well-rested. It can make you break out into rashes,...
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Scab on Penis

My husband has had a scab on his penis for quite some time now. it will heal up and then randomly appear again. im starting to worry becuase it seems to be getting larger and in more areas on his shaft. he said its probably from him scratching...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, this could be a sexually related disease. Whether it is or not, since it is a recurrent problem, he needs to have it evaluated without delay. Have him see his primary care doctor or a dermatologist.Dr. Bob Read more »

hiv or hep from scab

is it possible to get hep b or c or hiv from an infected person by shaking hands if say i had a scab on myne or having them sit on my bedding
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No, we are only concerned about active blood exposure to an open wound. Dr. M Read more »

Nail Clippers, scabs, and HIV transmission

I have a habit of using nail clippers to peel of scabs on my body..which usually results in bleeding. Me and my room mate share the same nail clipper. Recently, I found out that my room mate is the type at sleeps around. Do u think my habit would...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...toothbrushes. Read the posting transmission through shaving? for more information about this topic. If you are not being exposed to blood under these circumstances, you are not at risk for HIV and other bloodborne diseases.If you have any... Read more »

When to call a scab a scab ???

I have been going through some of your answers on HIV transmission through cuts where you have said 'Once a scab is formed, there is no longer an access to the blood stream'. I'd like to know how to identify if a cut has a scab on it or not. As far...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...writing that response (maybe it was Rick's?). I did say that it is highly unlikely that HIV would be transmitted through a scab, and I base that on epidemiological information combined with some general HIV transmission information. The level... Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...was kind of like sand grinding on my foot,i was wearing slippers,I checked my feet to see if there were any puncture wounds or blood,i didnt see any blood,so i tried to ignore this,but then 20 minutes later i started to become paranoid and i went... Read more »

worried. PLEASE answer

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...afterwards when i pushed my chin on paper, i found a couple period sized red dots. what would b the hiv risk if those dots weren't my blood but blood that was hiv+? what if blood was on his hand from a doorknob and it got in the wound? he only... Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...drugs and have always used protected sex. I don't see how I could have possibly have gotten HEP C but now this is making me worried about my HIV results. Anyone know how common is it to get a false positive on a HEP C test? Also, my doctor... Read more »

worried I've got HIV after oral without

Posted by anonymouslad, 6 Replies
...be nothing nothing to do with a possible std infection. But this along with regularly feeling mildly sick is getting me very worried I'm one of the tiny tiny percent of people who've been unlucky enough to get HIV through unprotected. Do these... Read more »