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HIV Infection Risk Cut On Hand

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percentage of transmitting HIV infected blood thru a cut on hands

To Doctor Bob.I am a nurse with patient newly diagnosed with HIV. Before he had this diagnosis, i happen to obtain blood samples from him to be send to laboratory for some routine tests.and by accident, some blood spilled on my cut hands. i have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.All occupational exposures should be reported to your occupational health division so that the incident can be documented and the exposure evaluated and treated if needed. If you had done this, you wouldn't be panicking now, as you would... Read more »

Cuts on Hands - Risk of Infection

When you say cut, I have heard the word "fresh cut" - what does this mean? Can you get... Read more »

What's my HIV risk...cut on hand....

A few days ago I was on vacation. I was retrieving my luggage from the people at the hotel that... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Doctor Says "the Cut" Lowers Risk of HIV Infection

An HIV expert is advising Australian government and health officials to inform parents about male circumcision's protective effects against HIV and other STDs. Dr. Alex Wodak points to data from Africa showing that circumcision helps reduce... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Antiretroviral Dose Reduces Risk of HIV Infection Among Intravenous Drug Users, Study Shows

"A daily dose of powerful anti-HIV medicine helped cut the risk of infection with the AIDS virus by 49 percent in intravenous drug users [IDUs] in a Bangkok study that showed for the first time such a preventive step can work in this high-risk... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: In-Hospital Needle Exchange Seen Cutting Infection Risk

Two doctors in Saint John are hoping to establish, within six months, a needle exchange for hospitalized injection drug users (IDUs). IDUs typically continue injecting while hospitalized and may hide or hoard used needles because they do not have... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer, Stronger HIV Drug Regimen for Breastfeeding Women Cuts Mother-to-Child Transmission Rate, Study Finds

"HIV infection rates among babies are significantly cut when mothers are given prolonged ARV treatment during breastfeeding," according to findings released at the International AIDS Society conference in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday,... Read more »
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Am I at risk? Open cuts on hands...

Posted by Gka978, 2 Replies
First, I'm sorry if this seems like a trivial question. My next step will be addressing anxiety issues

I have two scratches/cuts on my right hand, both from a new kitten who thinks my hand is a toy. I shook hands with someone who could be considered... Read more »

HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
hi there. first i must say I have terrible anxiety over this possible exposure. 10 days ago, i was at a barber shop with my father. he was getting his hair cut. the barber was gay. afterwards the barber came over to me and shook my hand. i didnt... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

small cut and infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am curious on the likelyhood of transmission. I had masturbated another guy, and he had precummed, he did not fully ejaculate. It was brief. Anyways I had bit my nails a couple hours before this, and later that night I noticed some minor... Read more »