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What is considered an open sore where hep c or HIV can be transmitted? I have a few cuts thats are healing up and im very scared.

What is considered an open sore where hep c or HIV can be transmitted? I have a few cuts thats are healing up and im very scared.

HCV/HIV transmission: Transmission through skin contact has been reported in only a few cases. It requires a significant amount of blood exposure from the infected individual & a large open wound or seriously chapped and cracked hands in the recipient. That 's why intravenous or needle stick routes are so much more efficient vehicles for transmission. Hcv is 10 times more transmissible than HIV via these routes. ...Read more

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To get HIV from blood contact, open sore means what? Deep bleeding cut or superficial cut or surface cut .

All of the above: An open skin surface makes direct transmission possible and the deeper the cut , the more contact with the blood. ...Read more

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If I have a bumpy red rash around thighs and glútes , but they don't hurt or cut open, only itch, could it be herpes anywhay? Or some sore of fungus

If I have a bumpy red rash around thighs and glútes , but they don't hurt or cut open, only itch, could it be herpes anywhay? Or some sore of fungus

Not enuf info: See a doctor to help you. The rash may be infectious or reactive. Your history and other symptoms etc. Will be needed by your doctor to sort out the true cause. ...Read more

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My cold sore turned in to a cut on my lip and it keeps splitting open and bleeding. What can I do to make it heal?

My cold sore turned in to a cut on my lip and it keeps splitting open and bleeding. What can I do to make it heal?

Try this: If this does not help, then please see a dentist: try putting vitamin e on the cut. To do this you break open a gel cap and put the oily vitamin on the cut several times a day. If it does not go away, have it checked. ...Read more

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There is an open cut or sore on my perineum that hurts when I use the restroom. I recently had a yeast infection. Could this still be that?

There is an open cut or sore on my perineum that hurts when I use the restroom. I recently had a yeast infection. Could this still be that?

Possible: It is possible but this also could be herpes. See your GYN or PCP as soon as possible for a diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel better soon ...Read more