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Wounds Healing And Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex Before Circumcision Wounds Are Healed Could Increase Female Partners' Infection Risk, Study Says

HIV-positive men undergoing circumcision might be more likely to transmit the virus to their female partners if they have sex before the circumcision wounds have healed, according to preliminary results from a study being conducted in Uganda and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hopes for Natural Anti-HIV Drugs

New research has found that two proteins that repair cellular DNA can also destroy HIV replication in the human cell. Before infecting a cell, HIV carries the genetic material ribonucleic acid (RNA). Once inside, HIV makes a copy of its genes in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Patients Build Normal Immune Strength in Study

A new study offers hope that AIDS drugs can repair the damage HIV does to the human immune system. In an ideal group of patients, selected because of their optimal responses to a combination of at least three AIDS drugs, CD4 T-cells returned to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

slow healing wounds

are slow healing wounds (that stay pink and do not return to the flesh colour) a sign that the immune system is severely depressed in HIV+ people?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No.... Read more »

Slow Healing of Wound

I'm taking Lamivudine+Zidovudine+Nevirapene for 4 years and replaced Zidovudine to Tenofovir 6 months ago due to lipodistrophy on my legs. My CD4 count has remained consistent at 411+ lately. 2 weeks ago I accidentally cut my hands underneath...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally HIV+ persons heal pretty well in my experience. Finger infections can be slow healing even in the general population if there is lots of swelling which can make it difficult even for properly chosen (based on culture and exam... Read more »

Blood on Healing Wound

Hi Shannon,Good day. I have a 1/2 inch healing wound (3 days old) on my index finger. From time to time, it does secrete some serous liquid and a bit of blood if I stretch it. My real scenarios and questions:1. Had a handshake with a person who have...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThis type of exposure carries an extremely low risk. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid from prolonged period of time. This carries the same risk with a hand shake.... Read more »

Wound won't heal

I have a surgical wound that wont heal. On June 15, 2004, I had my left inguinal hernia repaired. The surgeon implanted mesh. After 3 or 4 weeks the wound closed up although it was still quite visible. About mid-July 2004, I started taking Sustiva,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Wound healing is generally good in HIV + persons. Scores of my patients have had various types of surgery and have generally done OK. I have seen an occasional post-op infection or complication that often mirrors those seen in the general community.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Slow healing cuts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are slow healing cuts a sign of initial infection? I've had a bunch of other symptoms and some small cuts that I've gotten have seem to take weeks to heal whereas before they would only require a couple days????

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What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »

Am I infected - puncture wound on finger.

Posted by Firetech, 2 Replies
3 1/2 weeks ago I went to a massage parlor for a hand job. The oriental girl masturbating me was crawling all over me. I fingered her vaginal opening which was drenched. I had a week old punture wound on the end of my finger. Scared as hell I... Read more »