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How difficult is it to contract hiv

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Basically zero: I doubt anyone would say this justifies HIV prophylaxis. There's data on punctures and jabs, but nobody's connected HIV transmission to a scratch. Is ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Golden
Urology 21 years experience
Depends on locale: There are too many variables at play in this situation and it's not an issue to guess at obviously, one can only contract HIV from someone with the v... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Nearly impossible: but I don't know what you mean by contaminated surface. Nonetheless it is unlikely that you can contract HIV in this manner.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not likely: If you are having unprotected sex of any kind with a partner that is known to be untreated an positive for HIV you are asking for trouble. We have go... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Burned your mouth?: HIV is usually transmitted by sexual secetions, rarely, oral secretions. Doubtful; however, if you have multiple sexual partners, get screened.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Cause of AIDS: Human immunodeficiency virus. It may be acquired through sex, intravenous drug use or other exposure to body fluids of an infected person.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Don't wait!: Don't wait for the symptoms of HIV to show up - get tested if you could be at risk (risk factors: unprotected sex, needle sharing). A few weeks after ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Junn
Emergency Medicine 33 years experience
Almost: Today's medical regimen has vastly improved lives of patients with aids to the point where they can lead normal lives - a good example is magic johnso... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Several ways...: "hiv is the virus that causes aids. It can be spread through unprotected sex (vaginal, anal, or oral sex) with someone who has hiv; contact with hiv-i... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
I wish we knew how: We have learned so much about HIV in the last 20+ years, and treatment for HIV is light years ahead of where we were even 15 years ago. But, once it i... Read More

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