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Blood Splash Afraid I Have AIDS

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blood splash in eye

blood splash in eye from an advanced AIDS person, what are chances of contacting HIV/AIDS?...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
There is a fair bit of information on what makes a needle stick risky. The things that increase the risk, beyond the average risk of about 1 in 400 are: Patient with high viral load or advanced AIDS, volume of blood and type and depth of... Read more »

splash of hiv infected blood in the eye

I was at work and I was washing the instruments that were used on a hiv pt. the blood that was in... Read more »

blood splash to eyelid and possible eye as well as lip

could i be hiv positive? i had a blood splash to my eyelid and possible eye as well as to my lip... Read more »
Articles
Women Alive

Living in South Africa With AIDS A Personal Story

My name is Gloria Raletsemo, and I am 31 years old. I was a blood donor before my blood was tested. Then one day, a person from the Border Blood Transfusion Service (BBTS) came to my home for my boyfriend's address so that they could go to him for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Education: "People Are Afraid to Touch Them"

Oxford University and South African researchers are working on a two-year study of child caregivers in families affected by HIV/AIDS. More than 7,000 people in three South African provinces -- about 6,000 children and 1,500 guardians -- will be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Homeless and Pregnant, Women Afraid to Seek Care

Edmonton's needle exchange program, Streetworks, on some days looks more like a prenatal clinic. Since 2005, Alberta has logged 14 congenital syphilis cases from an outbreak that also affects many potential Streetworks clients. "We're the needle... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hemophilia Group Says U.K. Government May Not Compensate Families of Hemophiliacs Who Acquired Hepatitis C From Blood Supply

The British Hemophilia Society on Tuesday said it is afraid that the U.K. government will not compensate widows and dependents of hemophiliacs who were infected with hepatitis C through contaminated blood products, London's Guardian reports. ... Read more »
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Blood splash risk?

Posted by lizzy, 1 Reply
So I am probably worrying over nothing. I work in a lab and felt very stupid as was not wearing gloves at the time. I was uncapping blood samples and whilst doing so a couple of drops of serum (blood) flicked onto my thumb. I washed it thoroughly... Read more »

family members afraid

Posted by koko, 6 Replies
I need some suggestions here. My father has AIDS and my sister (whose only 4) may be HIV pos. They are both visiting from out of town and I've noticed a lot of ignorance when it comes to 2 of my family members and how it's spread. Please someone,... Read more »

For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »

Afraid to Disclose - HELP!

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 6 Replies
As some of you may know, I officially found out a little over a week ago that I was hiv poz. I'm married and obviously MUST tell my wife, so that she can also be tested. After lots of thinking, praying, and coming up with reasons why I should... Read more »