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Blood On Hand Risk Of Getting HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...infection, you should take steps to prevent getting infected. People recently infected (within the 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 refers you to other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid any...
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Am I at risk

I am a student at a medical school. The other day we was practicing giving shots, I put the cap in the wrong container and had to get it out. I didn't have my gloves on, and when I picked it up I realized there was a sterile pad with some blood on...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...report all potential exposures to their employee health service. That is for your own protection.I will say however, that you risk is negligible because transmission requires blood to blood exposure.Best of luck with medical school. It is a time... Read more »

healthcare risk after exposure

I sent a question yesterday regarding my risk after getting splashed in the eye with lidocaine while injecting with very little blood, and getting splashed with blood on a 3-4 day old cut on my hand. However, I forgot to ask a question, sorry. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,If the cut was closed, your HCV- and HIV-acquisition risk would be essentially nonexistent. The risk is associated with "non-intact" skin. You can download a copy of the revised guidelines Read more »

HIV risk from vaginal blood outside the body?

Doctor Bob, First let me say that the service you are providing here is wonderful! Just reading many of the other questions and answers has been helpful to me. Several of your answers have also made me literally laugh out loud! WOW! BTW, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...intact skin. Consequently, your digital play without "cuts, lesions or abrasions" would not be considered a significant HIV risk. HIV itself does not survive very long at all outside the body. (I can't give you the exact number of minutes or... Read more »

Panic Attack: Possible Contact With A Customer's Blood

I work at a Movie Rental store and I found a stolen movie that I had no idea had blood on it until I was told by one of my co-workers who noticed it on the movie. I received a tiny cut earlier this week in the palm of my hand, before this incident...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...risk for HIV. HIV deteriorates as soon as it hits oxygen. If your cut had been open and fresh, there would have been a small risk of exposure to hepatitis B, which likes dried blood just fine, thank you. But it would have taken moisture (your... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...linked with diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. Taking Care of Yourself Since HIV+ people may already have a number of risk factors for diabetes, as well as heart disease and stroke, it is important to be aware of all of these... Read more »
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Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the same girl 3. touched blood of 2 different people at Read more »

HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...any blood or cut places on the barber mans hand. the handshaking took less than 2 seconds. i guess my question is what is my risk here? i have asked repeatedly on other forums and even the doctors forum over at a popular medical website. everyone... Read more »

are there any risks below? PLZ answer

Posted by kljhkfdjhselfjd, 1 Reply
...used to stck my hand in 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... Read more »

hiv risks?

Posted by ben7206, 3 Replies
...used to stck my hand in 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... Read more »