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Risk of HIV infection from blood test

I went for a blood test at a pathology lab upon recommendation by a doctor. My concern is that I am not sure if the person taking my blood used the right procedures and hence put me at risk for HIV infection. I am however absolutely sure that she...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, the HIV virus cannot be picked up by the needle from the plastic surface and introduced into your blood. Read more »

HIV and HCV raises infection risk??

if i used condoms for both oral and vaginal sex and partner had both hep c and HIV are the odds of... Read more »

HIV Infection Risks??

Please comment on some issues that I am concerned about. What is the risk ofHIV infection thru... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African Blood Service to Stop Calculating Donors' Risk of HIV Infection Based on Race

...The South African National Blood Service on Friday said that it would no longer use race as a risk factor for HIV infection in donated blood after the country's health minister said the policy "smacks of racism," London's Guardian ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...pregnancy. How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? Unless you are 100% sure that you and the people you are with do not have HIV infection, you should take steps to prevent getting infected. People recently infected (within the past 2 or 3... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Oral Sex? What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? The Bottom Line What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? Most people know how HIV is... Read more »
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hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the cut and tryed to put the bandaid over it the first time but didnt manage. i then looked again and there was a tiny spot of blood on it. i didnt think anything of it and then tried to put it on again. then i realised that it could have been... Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

learned I coulda been wit someone who is hiv

Posted by neednhelpnok, 2 Replies
I am freaking out. 2 weeks ago it was my brothers birthday and we partied and I became drunk 2 tha point of blackn out. I was with a guy friend whom ive known 4ever and trusted. I havent seen him n a few months and he ended up goin back to my house.... Read more »