Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

HIV Risk Of Blood Splash

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Splash to lips from possible urine containing blood what is the risk

Im lab worker who had a splash to the lips when screwing lid back into a urine sample containing blood. about a minute after wards releases what happened washed off with water several time. I looked the patient detail and he was an 85 years old man...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV risk from this incident is so remote it's essentially nonexistent. As with all potential occupational exposures, you should report and document the incident. It might be possible to run an HIV test on the source patient.... Read more »

Risk of transmission during laparoscopic splash in hiv positive pt

What is the risk for surgeon during laparoscopic splash.Recenly Iwas doing laparoscopy since my... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted from body fluids (including blood) splash

Hello. I am a nurse in the CV-ICU (cardiovascular ICU) and a few days ago we had an HIV positive... Read more »
Articles
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV May Cause Dangerous Blood Clots

Patients who interrupt HIV treatment have a higher risk of blood clots and other problems with blood vessels, even if they are relatively healthy, according to a recently published international study. Researchers analyzed plasma samples from an... 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 reports.... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Systolic Blood Pressure and Risk of Myocardial Infarction in HIV Infection

A report from a large US observational cohort suggested that in HIV positive patients, increased systolic blood pressure (s-BP) may be a more significant risk for the risk of heart attack irrespective of use of hypertensive treatment, after... Read more »
Connect With Others

Blood splash risk?

Posted by lizzy, 1 Reply
So I am probably worrying over nothing. I work in a lab and felt very stupid as was not wearing gloves at the time. I was uncapping blood samples and whilst doing so a couple of drops of serum (blood) flicked onto my thumb. I washed it thoroughly... 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 »

Risk of hiv by Vacutainer Blood Collection System

Posted by sinso
My anxiety its Killing Me.
When i went to take my test for my past interocuorse the nurse use a vacutainer System.
As you know The Vacutainer System consists of a doubleDouble-tussin dm-pointed needle, a plastic holder or adapter and a series of... Read more »

Risk from small volume blood ingestion

Posted by RJT, 2 Replies
Hello. I noticed some blood smeared on my finger whilst eating in a cafe on a shopping trip. I had been picking my lips so assumed it was that and licked it off to see if there was a cut underneath. However there was no cut to my finger and I... Read more »