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Last Donation Ref (XXXXXXXXXXXX) Risk of hiv by Vacutainer Blood Collection System

Please Doctor BOBMy anxiety its Killing Me. When i went to take my test for my past interocuorse the nurse use a vacutainer System. As you know The Vacutainer System consists of a pointed needle, a plastic holder or adapter and a series of vacuum...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The plastic holders are indeed reusable and pose absolutely no threat of transmission of blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV or hepatitis. The way that the disposable needles are placed into the plastic holder precludes any Read more »

Blood product contact-HIV risk

Dr Frascino, I have a similar question and a surgical resident, today I was in the OR for almost 8... Read more »

Hep C/HIV risk from dried blood?

My child recently had routine blood work done. On the arm rest was an area of dried blood which the... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African Blood Service to Stop Calculating Donors' Risk of HIV Infection Based on Race

...The South African National Blood Service on Friday said that it would no longer use race as a risk factor for HIV infection in donated blood after the country's health minister said the policy "smacks of racism," London's Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Linked to Increased Risk of Blood Clots

...People with HIV who are younger than 50 may be at an increased risk of potentially fatal blood clotting, called venous thrombosis, suggests a study published in the May issue of AIDS Patient Care Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...These procedures are effective. However, they are very expensive and not easily available. Use antiretroviral medications: The risk of transmitting HIV is extremely low if ARVs are used in pregnancy and labor, and the mother does not... Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...vessels),forming plaque. This buildup of plaque can lead to a heart attack or a stroke.High triglycerides can also increase your risk of getting pancreatitis (apainful inflammation of the pancreas). Some HIV+ people experience lipodystrophy.... Read more »
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Risk of hiv by Vacutainer Blood Collection System

Posted by sinso
...very small dried blood exactly on the the part that you screw the the double pointed Vacutainer needle. in theory there vas no risk because the needle is new but y need to hear your advice. Read more »

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 »

this may be a risk. please answer

Posted by worried17, 2 Replies
...scrape until about 3 hours later. there was also a dot of dry blood about the size of this o on the wound. what would be the risk of hiv if it wasnt my blood but hiv + blood? do i ne ed to get tested? Read more »

Blood on the mat am I at risk?

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...and had some cuts including a cut on my back. I think that I spilled my blood on the mat but wanted to know whether I was at risk if that blood was someone else's. I don't recall getting any blood on the front part of my body though. Is this... Read more »