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Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Rapid HIV finger prick test at 26 weeks after unprotected sexual encounter. Result was negative how accurate is this result? Shall I retest?
I wouldn't: The odds of a false negative are very low. The gold standard is a nucleic acid assay and if you have obsessive thoughts that you may be positive, this is an option. Otherwise, put the event behind you, learn from it, hopefully cherish having been loved in any case, and be thankful for good health. ...Read more
8 week HIV blood test at drs then 13 week HIV rapid finger prick test at testing centre. Both negative. Can I believe I am HIV free?
Not For 6 Months: You need to be tested again at 6 months. Use a condom! ...Read more
Is a rapid hiv test (finger prick) 5 to 5 1/2 months after unprotected sex accurate if it comes back negative? Tested negative after 3 weeks as well.
If my finger touch vaginal fluid (outside her virginal), and I use that finger wear condom, touch penis for sexual intercourse any change HIV risk? (if she positive hiv; my finger, penis is no cut)
Hiv risk? Finger splinter around 1mm deep or less. Not sure if wood or needle because of too small. It was swollen and petechiae. When remove no blood came out. I was from std hub this scares me a lot.
Relax buddy: Please forgive my frankness. You don't get HIV this way. You're a grown man now and you have a duty to yourself and others to educate yourself about what can and cannot give you HIV. You need to have real sex, or a stick from a freshly bloodied needle, to catch HIV. Life's hard enough without these fears. ...Read more
No: If he's doing this rather than attending to the cut, it's stopped bleeding and does not present a danger. The microbes are sealed by the fibrin covering. Congratulations on finding someone special -- love wisely and well, and I'm glad you're safety-conscious. ...Read more
Is a negative 16 week HIV rapid antibody finger prick test accurate? Or do I have to wait 24 weeks (6 months)?
Yes and yes.: It is fairly accurate. But it is too early to tell for sure. You are not clear until this test is repeated at the 6 month mark. ...Read more
Female fingered by guy with little/some precum on his finger. HIV status unknown. Didn't go all the way in vagina, 1 to 1 1/2in maybe. Need testing?
Can you get HIV if someone fingers you with a fresh scab (five hour old cut) on his finger just on the outside of your vagina for a few seconds?
Extremely unlikely: There's a lot of fear and anxiety regarding HIV. From what you describe, I would describe this activity as extremely low risk. First of all, your partner would have to be HIV positive, second they would have to be untreated, third there was no active bleeding, and finally this did not seem like a contact of real concern. It's always good to talk to your partner (s) before sex and your doc can help2 ...Read more
Can you get HIV from a finger entered (fingering) into the vagina if the person has a old cut on their finger about 2weeks old. Finger wasn't bleeding?
Not risky: By this time, the wound will be re-epithelialized. The risk is zero. Even if the cut was fibrin-sealed (i.e., a fresh scab as after an hour), the risk would still be minimal. ...Read more
At the salon my stylist who is HIV+ cut her finger while using scissors. She continued rubbing my scalp which was also bleeding from brushing. Risk?
Yesterday at the hair salon my stylist who is HIV+ cut her finger while using scissors. She continued rubbing my scalp which was also bleeding. Risk?
Really???: If you know for sure your stylist has HIV, AND that she is not on effective treatment, AND that her finger continued to bleed, AND that despite the bleeding she did not cover the wound and continued to massage your scalp, AND if you really had fresh, bleeding cuts of the scalp, then there might be a small risk. But nobody in the world has ever caught HIV in this manner; you won't be the first. ...Read more
Plz Help! I pressed & touched naked breast (boobs) of prostitute women with my hand for 30sec. Not sure if any milk touch my hand or fingers. Hiv risk?
Zero risk: If this sort of contact could transmit HIV, AIDS would be a hundred times more common than it is and not classified as blood-borne and sexually transmitted. Virus on skin is no risk. And contrary to popular belief, milk is minimally infectious. In babies nursed by HIV infected moms, after 6 mo. Only 15% get HIV, swallowing a few ounces of milk daily. What can it be with 1-2 drops on skin? ...Read more
No risk, no worries: HIV is rarely if ever transmitted by hand-genital contact (fingering etc) or by kissing. Without intercourse you are at little or no risk. Your extremely low risk is even lower if the infected woman is on treatment for her HIV. However, feel to be tested in a few weeks if you would like the additional reassurance of a negative test result. ...Read more
HIV: This is possible, but unusual. The vaginal secretions contain virus and the virus can enter through breaks in the skin, but this would be a rare means of transmission. In medical settings it actually takes penetration of a needle through the skin into tissues for accidental transmission, although there has been a case in which a surgery got splashed in the eye with infected body fluids ; got hiv. ...Read more
Had sex with a woman/ unknown HIV status, did not fingered her, used condom. Noticed a little cut on my finger next day. Touched condom. Am I at risk?
Very low risk: Very low risk, but someone wins the lottery so even very low risk doesn't mean risk free ...Read more
Doubtful, but: It depends somewhat on the condition of the finger & the HIV status of the person using it. If the finger has poorly tended nails with tiny breaks in the skin or a bloody cut, it could expose you to the virus. Some HIV positive individuals on therapy have a very low viral load & are less likely to pass it. ...Read more
Is the HIV rapid blood test (finger prick) just as accurate as the standard "needle-in-arm" blood test?
I touched the condom to pull it out and had some HIV fluid on my fingers possibly then accidentally touched a tiny bit my urethra am I infected?
Unlikely: If there are no open sore or wounds in the area, it is very unlikely that there would be HIV transmission with what you've described. Be as careful as possible to avoid exposure. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer if possible after removal of condoms. If you have any concerns regarding exposures, get tested. There are many ways to do so for free. You owe it to yourself and future partners. ...Read more
Had sex with a girl, unknown HIV statuts, did not finger her, touched condom, noticed littlet finger cut next morning? Should I get tested? Am I at ri
Urgent! I pressed & touched naked breast (boobs) of prostitute women with my hand for 30sec. Not sure if any milk touch my hand or fingers. Any Hiv risk?
No: This is the 21st century and you're an adult. You owe it to yourself to find a credible source about how HIV is really transmitted in the real world. Just as it is wrong to engage in unsafe practices, so it's a disservice to yourself and others to torment yourself wondering whether something safe has infected you. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: Fibrin's sealing the cut. If he's not bleeding, the risk is zero. If he's got a hangnail bleeding trivially, this is also an unrealistic concern. ...Read more
If someoneone with hiv almost scrathced u. there was no blood but only a line was left on ur finger. Can u get hiv?
Chances of HIV from receiving unprotected oral? Also accidently licked finger after I finger penetrated her. I'm really scared. Please help
Here are some...: The described scenario should pose a next-to-zero odd to contract STD since exposing to it doesn't mean contract it and contracting it doesn't mean developing disease because contracting STDs resulting from breaking natural barriers-mucosa or skin and weakening humoral immune defense. If living in high-risk lifestyle for STDs, such as bisexual, homo, multiple partners, do screening once in 1-2 yrs ...Read more
I gave a therapeutic massage to someone with hiv, I noticed a small cut on my finger after I was done. The person had no open wounds. Shld I worry?
No: If you did not contact blood or opim (other potentially infectious material), then contact with a chronic disease carrier (hiv, hepatitis, etc.) should not be a problem. Ideally you washed your hands with soap & water when noticed for basic hygiene reasons, but no increased transmission risk. ...Read more
Variable: The estimated risk of contracting HIV from a single needlestick is roughly 1/300. The risk of Hep C is around 1-2%. The risk of Hep B is higher. Some studies show as high as a 30% chance while others suggest the risk is around 5%. You can have tests done to check for infection. ...Read more
Yes: It is certainly possible. If there is a break in the skin, yes. ...Read more
Can happen: The risk of contracting the aids virus from a needlestick with a contaminated needle is 3 in 1000. The risk that you ask about likely would be in that range for a single exposure. If the exposure time was prolonged or repeated, then the risk would be proportionately higher. If you have been exposed, you should see your doctor for serologic testing and follow-up. ...Read more
Can you get HIV from fingering somebody? The person has a small cut on his finger but it's not bleeding
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more