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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. I would suggest you report the incident... Read more »

Risk from blood contact- worried about young son

Hi! First thanks for this forum to ask questions. My young son and I were at the grocery store and... Read more »

Risk of infection through blood/skin-contact

I work as a biology teacher. At the end of the year I let some of my students test there bloodtype... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Exposure to Blood and Behavioural Risks Among STI Clinic Patients in Cape Town, South Africa

Although it is well known that the vast majority of HIV infections in South Africa are the result of heterosexually transmitted HIV, the rapid growth of South Africa's HIV epidemic and the behavioural risk factors that facilitate HIV transmission in... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Swiss HIV Cohort Study Reports Hepatitis C Transmitted During Sexual Contact

This article was reported by HealthCanal . HealthCanal reported on a Swiss study showing that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is transmitted by sexual contact as well as in blood. Researchers at the University Hospital Zurich compared the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infections Attributed to Male-to-Male Sexual Contact -- Metropolitan Statistical Areas, United States and Puerto Rico, 2010

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections attributed to male-to-male sexual contact comprised 64% of the estimated new HIV infections in the United States in 2009. 1 Assessing the geographic distribution of HIV infection by transmission... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Army Hospital Contacts Hundreds in Insulin Scare

A spokesperson for the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso said that by midday Friday, officials had contacted nearly 300 patients who may have been exposed to blood-borne infections such as hepatitis and HIV after receiving improper... Read more »
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dry blood contact

Posted by Anonymous
Please can someone allay my fears. I went for an HIV test & 20 minutes later on my way home I looked at the palm of my hand it appeared to have a slither of brownish blood not a lot. I licked my finger & rubbed my palm - I inadvertently put... Read more »

low risk contact but fever and rash??

Posted by bob111, 2 Replies
i am male, had an encounter with another guy 2.5 weeks ago, involved kissing and oral both receive and giving. i gave only for a short amount of time, not sure how much precum was in mouth and had a canker sore in mouth. i had two cold sores that... Read more »

Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am absolutely terrified and I need some help on this. My neighbor is HIV+. He had a few scabs on his knuckles and was punching me in the shoulder just to joke around. When I noticed the scabs (not until an hour or so later), I went home and... Read more »

blood contact

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I received a splash of infected blood on my arm while giving first aid to a friend of mine who is hiv+.My skin was intact in that point but I didn't wash it immediately couse I saw it later.I didn't ask for PEP.Am I at risk?
Six months after the... Read more »