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Blood On Hand Should I Get Tested

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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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Blood in kitchen - messed up hands - dumb flatmate.

Hi Dr Wohl,I was in the kitchen and opened a cupboard when I noticed there was a blood smear on the door where I had touched it. I washed my hands with soap two minutes later and then put on latex gloves and wiped down the smear with undiluted...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Bloody flatmates are a nuisance. There is the mess and then all this worry. That we are talking about a partially dried drop of blood, I would say your risk is pretty much nil even with your skin problems. It might be a good idea to suggest a... Read more »

Fallen man's blood on my hands.

I helped a fallen man get out of a flower bed. It was very dark and rainy and a few minutes later I noticed my hands had both mud and (his) blood on them. I put my hands in the rain immediately and got most of the blood away. I live nearby and when...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You do not need testing for this event. The fallen man is lucky that you helped him...... Read more »

Infected after 'protected' hand-job & boob-job. I challenge you dr.bob, testing after window period will prove you are wrong!(YET ANOTHER IM POSITIVE IM POSITIVE WHO HASNT TESTED POSITIVE, 2010)

Hi Dr.Bob;Hope you are well. Thank you for your contiued help and support and thank you for your kindness and immense patience! I can only imagine what it must be like dealing with all sorts of HIV realated fears and issues given your own...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello again K,No matter how many times you write in, my assessment and advice will not change. So for now we'll have to agree to disagree. You're positive you're positive. I'm positive you're not. So we'll just have to... Read more »

Blood from a Cut on Hand

Hi Doc,Thanks for your tension defusing humor along with serious messages. My brother and sister did something helpful but stupid too. They helped a kid who severely cut herself while playing and she was bleeding badly. The problem is that my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Assuming that your brother and sister did not have any open wounds, no, I do not believe HIV and hepatitis testing is warranted. These viruses cannot permeate intact skin. So as long as the blood in question did not get into an open wound or onto... Read more »
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First-Hand PCR DNA Testing Information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Some of this is a repost, some of it isn't. It occurs to me that like me, there may be someone out there who is interested in a PCR DNA test and who, for whatever reason, isn't able to find a local medical authority they can pursue it with. It... Read more »

shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either.

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Two Hands In The Air !!

Posted by Allan, 3 Replies
You know when the planes hit the towers and I saw a reaction shot of Bush in a Florida school I said to my self he should get better lessons on how to act surprised. So yes I am a skeptic and a strong beliver in what lines the pockets of the unseen... Read more »

Blood on hands= HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Last week I went to a concert and there a guy busted his head open. I didnt come into contact with him and they took him off to get it checked. A few minutes later I saw him and we shook hands because we thought the band was good. Anyways I noticed... Read more »