Amount Of Blood Required To Transmit Hiv

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The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...Diabetes Association recommended another test called A1C as an additional way to diagnose diabetes and pre-diabetes. The A1C test is already used to monitor blood glucose levels. One advantage of this test is that it doesn't require fasting. Who Is at Risk for Diabetes? Anyone can get diabetes. However, certain factors may increase your risk, such as: Taking protease inhibitors (PIs) Being over 40 Being overweight or obese A...
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Why are blood donation requirements so stringent?

Why are the requirements to give blood so stringent? Like one incident of gay sex 30 years ago is enough to rule you out, even after testing negative to HIV?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Excellent question for which there is no scientific (or even logical) answer! Check out the information in the chapter on blood donation in the archives of this forum.Dr. Bob Read more »

re: Why are blood donation requirements so stringent?

1) Why is it so important to you? If I'm about to fall off a cliff, you reach out to me, and I bat your hand away; are you going to jump after me? The fact that you are willing to donate of yourself speaks highly of you. The fact that you are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...donation restrictions fail both the common sense test as well as scientific rationale criteria!Dr. BobWhy are blood donation requirements so stringent? Jan 25, 2010Why are the requirements to give blood so stringent? Like one incident of gay sex... Read more »

blood test for underwrting

my quesition is this when samples of blood are taken from your finger blood spot tests do companies such as met life test for hiv as a routing screening for insurance polocies of $100,000thank you
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...If the policy requires you to submit a blood sample for underwriting purposes, an HIV test would typically be one of the tests. Most life insurance Read more »

under finger nail

Recently I went to a HIV testing site and on my way out I jammed my finger on the door handle. A part of the metal touched under my finger nail. I check my finger and saw no noticable blood or cut. If in fact there was infected blood on the handle...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...counselor review possible risk behaviors with you? I'll bet there was no mention of awkward contact with door handles. Transmission requires direct, immediate contact with your bloodstream or your mucous membrane. Please relax. You and the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Government Not Enforcing Legal Requirement to Test Blood, HIV/AIDS Advocate Says

... The Chinese government is not enforcing a nationwide mandate that requires HIV testing for blood used in transfusions, Wan Yanhai, head of the Beijing Aizhixing Institute of Health Education, said on Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Province Announces Law Requiring People Who Might Have Exposed Emergency Workers to HIV to Undergo Blood Test

... Officials in Alberta, Canada, last week announced a new law that will require people who might have exposed emergency workers to HIV or other infectious diseases to submit a blood test if ordered by a judge, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, saliva, and tears. To obtain data on the survival of HIV, laboratory studies have required the use of artificially high concentrations of laboratory-grown virus. Although these unnatural concentrations of... Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...your drugs on schedule. This is called adherence . In order to get the maximum benefit from HIV therapy, good adherence is required. This is because HIV drugs need to be kept at a certain level in your body to fight the virus. If the drug level... Read more »
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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...infected fluid on the seat? Wouldn't I have come into contact with those fluid then, if they had been there. I don't recall ssing blood, so that may be a source of comfort. But what if she had dripped some blood accidently( sometime this happens... Read more »

conventional blood test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was just wondering if a conventional blood test (not the ELISA test) can detect HIV in any way. i am not sure i am posting this in the right topic but thank you in advance Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...there are biologic factors that can limit the accuracy of HIV tests. Therefore, along with the testing process, there is the requirement for an extraordinary and dedicated quality assurance program.(1) Regardless of the results, because... Read more »

Websites containt accurate info??

Posted by Worriedtoomuch, 1 Reply
...shaft, So I have to wonder just how much blood would have had to find it's way into my wound. Some websites have said that it requires a good amount (if the person if HIV +). To this date, I haven't had ANY signs to suggest I may have been... Read more »
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