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Blood Getting In The Eye Hiv Risk

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Exposure via eye from nondetectable viral load HIVpt.

I am a health care worker and was doing a blood sugar on a pt. With non-dectable HIV viral load, when I pulled the glucometer strip away from his finger I felt a tiny splat of something hit the corner of my eye possibly my tear duct. I reported this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello "Feeling Abandon,"While I agree a blood splatter that gets into the eye is an HIV risk, you describe a "tiny splat of something" hitting the "corner" of your eye "possibly the tear duct." Since you Read more »

healthcare risk after exposure

I sent a question yesterday regarding my risk after getting splashed in the eye with lidocaine... Read more »

paranoid husband over spit in the eye.,.,

hi dr. bob please i needed your help badly,my husband has been paranoid over this pass couple of... Read more »
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...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...more likely to occur if the CD4 cell count is above 400 at the time of starting HIV treatment for the first time. The greatest risk of liver problems is during the first six weeks of treatment with Viramune. Your health care provider should... Read more »
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Can somebody PLEASE respond

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint touch any part of me till... Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

possible eye exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello. I would like to know if there is risk in the following situation which I experienced a few months ago. I have a fear to blood and contracting HIV for the last couple of years, just for your info. A few months a go, on a warm day I went... Read more »

Make up and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...faces and help them put their wigs, so as a result of this he has many and full contact with their faces. Do you see any kind of risk? Like what if he was bleeding and some of his blood got into the lips or eye of the participants? What do you... Read more »