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HIV Risk After Contact With Blood

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Blood product contact-HIV risk

Dr Frascino, I have a similar question and a surgical resident, today I was in the OR for almost 8 hrs with a trauma pt, just after we started I felt a wet area over the skin on one of my legs, because I was assiting I did not pay much attention to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello, Prolonged exposure could theoretically increase the risk of HIV transmission.Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) should be started as soon as possible and no later than 72 hours after an exposure. Read more »

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... Read more »

Contact with HIV blood on skin

Hi Doctor:My brother is in the late stages of AIDs and while cleaning up quite a bit of dried blood... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
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Sanitary Pads - Real risk or no risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...(not a large gaping, bleeding wound, just a small nick that was already healing). My question is: if the pad was soiled with blood and came into contact with the abrasion, would I be at risk for HIV? Are there any documented cases on this? Please... Read more »

Blood on hands= HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...to wash. I had no cuts or sores on my hands. The bathroom didnt have soap but I washed it repeatedly with water until the blood was gone. Do you think I faced exposure? Read more »

Low Risk/High Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What does Low Risk/High Risk mean? I mean, how many low risk people turn positive? Obviously, high risk people have a better chance of testing Read more »

Contact with blood and scared!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...noticed one of the guy's fingers was bleeding (very weird!) and about 20 minutes after they left I saw a couple mostly-dried bloodspots on the counter, about the size of fingerprints. I got a Clorox disinfectant wipe to clean it up but I didn't... Read more »