Blood On Finger From HIV Positive Person

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...the presence of antibodies to HIV. ELISA The ELISA (also sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in...
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Help freaking out! Personal trainer scratched and drew blood! PEP ??

Hi Dr. Bob...I am a personal trainer and my client and I were joking around and while he took his hand off my shoulder he accidently scratched me on my arm which drew blood..im not sure if he had blood on his fingers or not and now its freaking me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Freaking Out Personal Trainer,Even if your client were an HIV-positive Freddy Kruger or Edward Scissorhands, your HIV risk would be nonexistent. Read more »

Bet You Never Heard This One !!! I will make a Doantion. This could help people with this happening. (HOW HIV IS TRANSMITTED, 2010) (CHEWING GUM, 2010)

Dr. Bob, Did I stump the doctor? Has this question ever been addressed? I came into my office this Friday Morning. Went to our water machine. Next to the water machine is a waste basket. There was a new liner in the waste basket so I threw...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with a knife (it was deep)is there a risk if the person that had chewed the gum had hiv and bit their tongue or cheek then got blood on the gum and then i rubbed my finger on the gum and the blood got into my cut?my mom says she will send you $20... Read more »

12 years old and i have a question about chewing gum and hiv. i will donate $20 (HOW HIV IS TRANSMITTED, 2009)

Hi, I was sent here by my mom. she said you'd be able to help me out. My uncle just got diagnosed with hiv and since that ive been so afraid of it. here is my question, i was visiting my cousin's college campus and he took me in one of his classes....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ways HIV can be transmitted:Sexual transmission. Unprotected sex between a person infected with HIV and an HIV-negative person.Blood exposure. This can occur through injection drug use when an HIV-negative person shares syringes with an... Read more »

HIV risk of faecal matter in a finger abrasion

Sorry Doctor, I made a mistake when I sent this before, so resending. Sorry if this is gross but I have to ask your advice: I was at a gay sex club last night and I started briefly fingering a guy in chaps who may well have been HIV+. Although I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Poop that does not contain visible blood is not considered a risk for HIV transmission. (See below.) By the way, if you "let your fingers do the walking" into someone's Read more »
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