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Blood Splash And HIV Transmission Risk

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Risk of transmission during laparoscopic splash in hiv positive pt

What is the risk for surgeon during laparoscopic splash.Recenly Iwas doing laparoscopy since my gogle was fogging so i removed it.After node rerieval had generalised splash .No iritation in eye was felt but still I washed eye even when no exposure...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Can you tell me more about what you were splashed with? In most cases of exposure in a clinical setting, the patient is tested for HIV. Do you know the HIV status of the patient? Many experts would recommend PEP if there was blood splashed in the... Read more »

HIV transmission through eye splash

I was performing an accu check on an HIV positive patient when a drop of his blood splashed and... Read more »

eye splash exposure with HIV and hepatitis infected blood

I had an exposure to blood from a pt who was both HIV positive and Hepatitis C positive blood. He... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Explores Possible Risks of HIV Transmission Despite Successful Treatment

The use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) prevents replication of HIV in the blood; however, a recent study indicates that shedding of HIV may continue in semen, so individuals undergoing ART can infect others through unprotected sexual intercourse. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Majority of New York City Adults at Increased Risk of HIV Transmission Think They Are Not at Risk, Survey Says

About 18% of New York City adults are at risk of contracting HIV because of drug use or multiple sex partners, according to a recent survey conducted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene , the AP/ New York Times reports. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission Risk Chart

The risk of getting HIV varies widely, depending on the type of exposure. Transmission happens most often during sexual or drug-using activity, and the chance of getting HIV varies for each act. The table lists the risk of transmission for... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

STIs: What Role Do They Play in HIV Transmission?

Table of Contents The Basics How Do STIs Cause Inflammation? How do STIs Increase the Risk of Becoming Infected With HIV? How Do STIs Increase the Risk of Transmitting HIV? STI Rates on the Rise Do STIs Undermine Our HIV Prevention... 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 »

Risk of transmission?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I was at this bar, decent place but the bathroom was very dirty, I am female, I went to pee and of course I didn't seat on the toilet, I pulled down my jeans almost to my knees, I don't know if they touched the floor but the floor was dirty, I swear... Read more »

HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... Read more »