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Blood Exposure Risks Hepatitis

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Hepatitis risk exposure

Hello,I work in a campus security position where I contact, and detain, IV drug users on a regular basis. Most of the time, I use latex gloves, but there have been incidences where I had to react quickly without gloves. What is the risk of...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The risk of acquiring hepatitis viruses or HIV through a route like this is very remote. You would have to imagine that the person's fresh blood mixed directly with your open wound. This open wound would have to be fresh also. Much more... Read more »

Hepatitis b urine exposure risk? Please help!

Dear Dr McGovern,I`m really extremely concerned and would really really like your advice. I have looked through the rest of the questions in the forum but am still confused as to whether or not I have encountered a risk. I am currently living in a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This does not sound like a significant risk at all.ALso you already got the first HBV shot, which does help against any potential exposures.Remember to follow up on all your shots.... Read more »

eye splash exposure with HIV and hepatitis infected blood

I had an exposure to blood from a pt who was both HIV positive and Hepatitis C positive blood. He was receiving continuous dialysis and his blood splashed into my face and both eyes during a flush. I immediately washed my face and flushed out both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV indicate the average risk for HIV transmission after a mucous membrane exposure is approximately 0.09%. Your transmission risk is... Read more »

Hepatitis/HIV Exposure? Blood to Fresh Wound?

Hello and thank you!! I recently had a rapid hiv (finger prick) test performed at a local clinic. The healthcare worker wiped my finger with an alcohol-soaked cotten ball and then used a lancet to prick my finger. The worker placed the cotten...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I do not have any concerns about this sequence of events as you described.... Read more »
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Risk of exposure from open wound and saliva

Posted by mantle198, 2 Replies
Hi I'm posting to get a better understanding of my risk exposure and gain some peace of mind, until I wait the 3 month period before I take the HIV test. Recently I had a one night stand with a sex worker, she gave me unprotected oral sex and... Read more »

blood-to-blood exposure?

Posted by paranoid_android, 2 Replies
Please help me,
A friend of mine volunteers and looks after AIDS orphans. She also French (deep) kisses lots of people on a frequent basis. She also chews her fingers until the point where they bleed slightly.
Yesterday she playfully wrestled me and I... Read more »

Blood Exposure

Posted by soveryworried997, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

I posted this question for the experts to answer as well but I was hoping you could also assess my situation and let me know of my risk since he focused more on the fact that he doubted there was blood on the gloves? Please let me... Read more »

Non Risk Exposure Gave Me Symptoms After 10 Days?

Posted by WorriedWell, 2 Replies
HI GUYS!!!
WORRIED AGAIN..IF SOME ONE CAN TELL ME .. WITH MY RISK EXPOSURE OF KISSING A FEMALE OF UNKNOWN STATUS and PUTTING A BADAID on an open wound of a female of unknown status.. IS RISKY????IF I had only couple of 1/2 inch cracks due to dryness... Read more »