The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

HIV from suicide bombing...

Jul 25, 2002

Hello Dr.Ryan,

Can it be possible to get HIV from the blood either from Suicide bomber or the blood from the injured person.

I already experienced this bloodbath when a suicide bomb exploded few meters away from me. There was lots of blood on my body from inured people.

Also I read from, there is a risk of Hepatitis from Suicide bombing, so I am bit concerned about this.

Response from Mr. Kull

Exposure to blood puts you at risk for infection with bloodborne infections. Hepatitis and HIV are two possibilities. For infection to be possible, the blood you came into contact with needs to be carrying the virus of one of those diseases, and the blood needs to come into contact with your mucous membranes or bloodstream. Since it is impossible to guess the likelihood, talk with your doctor about screening options.


How does gonorrhea affect HIV transmission?
Thanks to Kull - Negative

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint