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Accidentally Exposed To Possible Hiv Patient

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kansas: Patients at Chanute Hospital Possibly Exposed to Hepatitis, HIV

Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, Kans., announced on July 16 that more than 240 patients who underwent colonoscopies at the center might have been exposed to hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and HIV, among other diseases, due to improper... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: 716 Patients at VA May Have Been Exposed to HIV

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has informed local lawmakers and members of Congress that 716 patients at the Buffalo VA Medical Center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C because of the inadvertent reuse of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: More Than 1,800 Broward General Patients May Have Been Exposed to Blood-Borne Infection

Broward General Medical Center officials are warning 1,851 patients who underwent cardiac stress tests from January 2004 until this September that they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C following the discovery that a nurse... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Eposed accidentally by cut during autopsy (HIV from CORPSE OR CADAVER, 2010)

I was doing the autopsy on 78yr male,died of Heart attack 10 days back and the body had been refrigerated at 4.c for 10 days. I was wearing two gloves and got very small cut on my thumb and later came to know that bood was HIV positive.What is your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is completely nonexistent. (See below.)The reason that the cadaver blood could test "HIV positive" 11 days after death and not be infectious is that the HIV-screening test does not assay for the virus... Read more »

Question #1: needlestick injuriesQuestion #2: Accidental exposure with needle stick

Question #1: I was wondering about the statistics concerning needlestick injuries with Hivpositive blood. The rate of infection for this type of situation is said tobe 1 in 370. Now, is this number with or without a person having latex gloveson and...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Needlesticks and other occupationalexposures can lead to infection with various bloodborne diseases includingHIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. When we are talking about needlestickinjuries, whether a person is... Read more »

Accidental HIV exposure and pregnancy

My wife is a family practice doctor and 9 weeks pregnant. During the delivery for one of her patients, she was exposed to birthing fluids in her eye. They performed an HIV test on the patient and determined she was HIV +ve. My wife now is taking...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The risk of HIV infection from a mucousal/eye exposure is very low (<< 1%). Combivir + Kaletra have been widely used (including by me) during pregnancy and overall has an acceptable safety record (I continue to use that combinations). Though... Read more »

what to do in case of accidental exposure

David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There are limited data regarding the prevention of transmission of HIV sexually. However, the available evidence suggests ART started early might be able to interfere with HIV infection. We know from animal data and looking at the post exposure... Read more »
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Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
Was really drunk and met a guy at the bar and went home with him. Made out a little bit and decided to have sex. I inserted into him and was barely in him for 30 seconds (unprotected) when he told me he was HIV positive. Stopped then and there. ... Read more »

hiv exposer from a eviromental surface.

Posted by shayshay, 2 Replies
Hi, can a person get hiv if a drop of blood get on their virgan from a tiolet seat. I had a Naat test after 3-weeks neg and a 9-week Orasure Advaned neg also. What are my chances of having hiv. Thank you. Read more »

When exposed to HIV you are exposed HEP also?

Posted by Anonymous
I heard this is true because most people with HIV are coinfected with Hep. This means that the window period is at least 6 months, right? Anyway, if you have more questions go to and FEAR of HIV forum. Ask them the window period fo... Read more »

boyfriend HCW exposed

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My boyfriend is a paramedic and has had an exposure to HIV and possibly Hep C. Our relationship is long distance which makes this even harder. I love him with all my heart and am so scared of the results. It's only been 2 weeks since his exposure... Read more »