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HIV Transmission From Sanitary Pad

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Sanitary Pads - Real risk or no risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,
I was walking a dark alley near my place when I stumbled upon a sanitary pad. Not sure if it was soiled or not, although I believe it was unused since it looked clean even in the dark. I was wearing flip-flops at the time and I had a small... Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply
is it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
Before you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk.
What is HIV?
How is HIV transmitted? Read more »

HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »
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Sanitary pad splash In eye

Dear dr Bob, I am a nurse from Australia and honestly in freaking out I don't think there are any questions like mine in the forums. I was at work last night and went to the toilet to change my sanitary pad, when I dropped my sanitary pad in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day, Nurse from Oz."I feel as if I'm being paranoid...." I agree, you are being overly paranoid! PEP is definitely not warranted. As this happened at work, you should report the potential exposure to occupational health. They... Read more »

could sanitary mesaures cause microsccopic cuts to let in HIV

Help.....several times during that time of the month I took unsanitary measures....where I went ot the gym and worked out but continued to use the same sanitary napkin after I worked out as I did before and during my workout. Could things liek this...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Your question is very confusing. Are you HIV positive or negative? In either case your question is not about mental health but about transmission so I suggest you resubmit it to the transmission expert here at TheBody.comMichael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »

general sanitary stand point

What is a general sanitary stand point.What is the risk of getting infected to HIV from these places.Thank you in advance....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI'm not sure what you are asking. But a quick HIV 101 review would be good measure. HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid. This fluid is blood, semen, vaginal fluid or mothers breast milk/mother to child. This... Read more »

Used a pad that was not sealed all the way

I used a pad after opening the package I noticed the bottom of the package was not sealed. I put pad on and later noticed this I got to thinking what if someone had messed with the package in the store and got blood on the pad I was using. I used...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIf there were HIV on the pad the good news is that once HIV leaves the body it begins to die and becomes unable to infect. There is no risk of HIV transmission in this experience.HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Russia Has 351,000 HIV-Infected: Chief Sanitary Doctor

Today at the European and Central Asian HIV/AIDS conference in Moscow, Russia's chief sanitary doctor said the country has 351,000 official HIV cases. "The current rate is 200 cases per 100,000" people, said Gennady Onishchenko, adding that most... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Belarus Decreasing, Health Official Says

The mother-to-child HIV transmission rate in Belarus has decreased from 5.7% in 2005 to 4% currently, Mikhail Rymzha, the country's former chief sanitary officer, said Thursday during a news conference organized to present Belarus' national report... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Eight Strategies to Trim Transmission Risk in People With HIV

Table of Contents First Step in Positive Prevention: Telling Partners Second Step to Positive Prevention: Undetectable Viral Load "Drinking the Kool-Aid" on Treatment as Prevention Risk Screening and STI Testing for Positive Prevention ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vertical Transmission Second Leading Cause of HIV Transmission in Uganda, Researchers Say

Mother-to-child transmission is the second most common method of HIV transmission in Uganda after sexual intercourse, researchers said last week at the launch of a vertical transmission prevention program in the country's Jinja district, Uganda's ... Read more »