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HIV from dried (and washed) blood on clothing "Contact with infected blood"

Good evening Dr. Today a co-worker spilled some blood over my uniform, I know he is HIV+, I have to re-use the uniform because it is a company policy, I know this could even sound silly but I was wondering if is there any risk by using clothes with...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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Thanks for your question,You have <b>no risk</b> for HIV, for many reasons. HIV can not live outside the body. Likewise, it can not survive going through a wash cycle.Once HIV lives the body it immediately begins to die. While its hard... Read more »

blood to blood contact??

Whenever I read about hepatitis or HIV, it says you can get it from blood to blood contact. Someone... Read more »

Continued anxiety around minor blood contact in martial arts class "touching blood"

Hello dr Glenn. There was another incident in my martial arts class and i want your advice because... Read more »
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HIV Infections Attributed to Male-to-Male Sexual Contact -- Metropolitan Statistical Areas, United States and Puerto Rico, 2010

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections attributed to male-to-male sexual contact comprised 64% of the estimated new HIV infections in the United States in 2009. 1 Assessing the geographic distribution of HIV infection by transmission... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China AIDS Activist Freed After Finishing One-Year Sentence

A Chinese AIDS activist who has campaigned on behalf of those infected with HIV through the government blood supply has been freed from prison after serving a one-year sentence for "intentional destruction of property." Tian Xi "is completely free,"... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alabama: HIV Inmates to Get More Contact With Other Inmates, Commissioner Says

New policy changes will allow segregated HIV-positive inmates in Alabama's prison system to have more contact with the general inmate population, Corrections Commissioner Richard Allen said Wednesday. Alabama segregates HIV-positive inmates for... Read more »
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Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am absolutely terrified and I need some help on this. My neighbor is HIV+. He had a few scabs on his knuckles and was punching me in the shoulder just to joke around. When I noticed the scabs (not until an hour or so later), I went home and... Read more »

blood contact

Posted by Anonymous
hi there,i was reading some posts about how hiv can infect through cuts,Why does the cdc say that all cuts should be bandaged up when dealing with hiv ppl?

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Blood Contact

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was wondering if there was a possibility of contracting hiv through a small amount of blood on chapped lips... Read more »

dry blood contact

Posted by Anonymous
Please can someone allay my fears. I went for an HIV test &amp; 20 minutes later on my way home I looked at the palm of my hand it appeared to have a slither of brownish blood not a lot. I licked my finger &amp; rubbed my palm - I inadvertently put... Read more »