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Blood In Urine Worried It Could Be HIV

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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Urine with trace amount of blood, HIV status unknown

I was dumping urine from a urinal into the toilet and unfortunately didn't have my goggles on because my gloves were already dirty and I didn't want to change gloves to put them on. While dumping the urine (which labs showed had trace...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
You should get tested.... Read more »

HIV through blood/urine going into urethra

Good dayI know a hand job is not regarded as a risky way of becoming HIV+ for a male. I was in a night club and a prostitute sitting next to my tried to convince me to have sex. I had a few drinks before. I was wearing short pants with no...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question, but you already answered it yourself:"I know a hand job is not regarded as a risky way of becoming HIV+"The <i>what if</i> situation that you suggested makes it sound like HIV is waiting to creep... Read more »

Blood in urine samples

I am a registered nurse. Recently I had to flush a foley catheter with saline to determine if the catheter was patent. I placed a needle into the port on the foley with approx 30 cc of saline. I did this procedure twice and discovered a small...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
If the blood was clotted, it was probably old and less likely to be contagious. It does not sound like a high risk exposure. You should have an HIV antibody test now anyway and then in 6 months to be certain, but I would not worry about it. DTD... Read more »

blood in urine

I've read your answers regarding HIV contraction from urine--that it can't happen--but still I'm fretting (perhaps needlessly) about an accidental exposure I had a few days ago. I was walking downtown at night in a big city, when a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yep! You are indeed "fretting needlessly."Your HIV risk is completely nonexistent!By the way, baggy jeans are over!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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HIV and urine - please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know little about HIV and how it is transmitted and yesterday something happened that made me begin to worry. I was using a public restroom when a drunk kid (I live in a college town) came to the urinal next to me. he was stumbling and when he... Read more »

HIV from Urine Droplets ???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

Can someone pls advise ?

I was using the adjacent urinal in the public men's toilet on 29 Apr 2000. The other urinal was occupied by another guy. After he has done so (pee), it could be seen that he wanted to rid urine remains by "shaking"... Read more »

Transmission through urine?

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
This is somewhat embarrasing to ask. My husband (poz) and I (neg) are very carefull with things like blood, cuts, sex, and other ways so I don't get it.

My question is when I clean the bathroom and the toilet, even though I wear gloves and wash my... Read more »

Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, I need your help. I may be positive for HIV (waiting on results). Recently, I accepted a new position with a new company. The company's insurance vendor requires that you take an HIV test via urine sample. If I am positive, I definitely do... Read more »