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Been In Contact With Some Ones Blood Can I Get Aids

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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. Read more »

my blood came in contact with urine of hiv positive. Very scared.

Dr. Bob, I have bad anal tears, i am not using steriods(hydro cortisone) and i itch my anus a... Read more »

Contact with HIV blood on skin

Hi Doctor:My brother is in the late stages of AIDs and while cleaning up quite a bit of dried blood... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...(HCV) If you test negative, there are is no vaccination, so avoid taking risks that will expose you to the HCV virus, such as contact with infected blood or needles (see TWP info sheet on HCV) If you test positive, make sure your health care... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...transmitted by being scratched? Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected person? Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...HIV. The myth : "I'm safe because I'm a virgin." The reality: Virgin is just a label. If you have had no sexual contact at all, you're not at risk through sexual transmission. If you have had oral or anal sex, but consider yourself a... Read more »

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...other diseases or conditions you may have if you are pregnant or expect to become pregnant soon For More Information Contact an AIDS info Health Information Specialist at 1-800-448-0440 or . See your doctor for... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...encounter I had that was very brief about a month before. I am of course now worried that I have HIV. Would the blood bank have contacted me if I was? I didn't even give it much thought until after I gave blood. Now it I am worried that I donated... Read more »

testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rolled on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you think HIV Aids virus can be that 'sly' as the ghonorrea virus have prooved to be? but for sure i din get back i.e din have... Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
...I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility. Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the Read more »

Sorry , it's me again, just a question about blood

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the HIV to die. But when the same copious amount of blood is poured into a glass, only the surface layer of blood will have contact with air, and I am sure HIV dies very soon in the surface layer. But how about the blood beneath the surface... Read more »