Blood Splash In Eyes Patient Was Hiv Negative

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Medical student blood splash (droplets?) to eye from HCV/HIV positive patient during orthopedic procedure

I am a medical student who had a blood splash to one eye (at least one droplet) from a splash caused by the saw during an orthopedic surgery. I was watching the surgery from about 5 feet away when the droplet traveled to me eye. The patient had a ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...risk from the start. You have been tested adequately. There is no need to test at 12 months whatsoever. Prolonged testing for HIV is only indicated if a person has a definite diagnosis of acute HCV infection. Congrats on your upcoming marriage... Read more »

HIV&blood splash

I am a resident physician working in ER. yesterday while suturing the blood splashed to my face... Read more »
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Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. Although other protease inhibitors lead to increases in blood fats, atazanavir does not. If you have high cholesterol or triglycerides, or other risk factors for heart... Read more »
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Maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri)

...including delavirdine or most protease inhibitors. The 600 mg dose is used with efavirenz, etravirine and other drugs that can lower blood levels of maraviroc. The dosage should be reduced for patients with serious kidney problems. Maraviroc can... Read more »
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Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »


Posted by goingmad, 1 Reply
...LOVED ONE TESTED HIV POS. AFTER 13 WEEKS? is my story I had an exposure 51/2 months ago in healthcare where a droplet of blood went in to my eye. I rinsed it out but probably not long enough... The dentist I work for laughed at me for... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »
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