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Blood Splash Risks

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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 »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

Risk from small volume blood ingestion

Posted by RJT, 2 Replies
Hello. I noticed some blood smeared on my finger whilst eating in a cafe on a shopping trip. I had been picking my lips so assumed it was that and licked it off to see if there was a cut underneath. However there was no cut to my finger and I... Read more »

Blood on the mat am I at risk?

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
This should be my last time here.

Last week I was grappling with some guys with no shirt on. I really wasnt paying attention and when we were finished I walked around and saw some blood on the mat. I know I was bleeding and had some cuts including a... Read more »

Risk of hiv by Vacutainer Blood Collection System

Posted by sinso
My 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 doubleDouble-tussin dm-pointed needle, a plastic holder or adapter and a series of... Read more »
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Splash to lips from possible urine containing blood what is the risk

Im lab worker who had a splash to the lips when screwing lid back into a urine sample containing blood. about a minute after wards releases what happened washed off with water several time. I looked the patient detail and he was an 85 years old man...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV risk from this incident is so remote it's essentially nonexistent. As with all potential occupational exposures, you should report and document the incident. It might be possible to run an HIV test on the source patient.... Read more »

Splashed by object on ground/hands in bin - risk?

HiI know this is going to sound silly but I have severe OCD which compels me to act abnormally. I have to examine the pavement I have stood on and check and recheck to identify objects. Walking home I saw something (it was getting dark) on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree your anxiety is in overdrive and your OCD is OOC (out of control)! Your STD/HIV risk is nonexistent! Your need to get treatment for your OOC-OCD is quite high!Dr. Bob... Read more »

occupational exposure risks with eye splashes

I am a new RN. Curious to know what the risk of contracting HIV or hep from a PEG tube splash to the eye. It was following a flush with water. I am not sure how it happened but only one drop of somethin was in my right eye. It could have been water,...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Splashes to the eye or other mucous membrane are worrisome if there is visible blood (or CSF) present. What you describe does not sound risky.I hope you reported this incident to occupational health and followed their procedures. This generally... Read more »

blood splash to eye

I am a healthcare professional. While at work the other day I had just finishedfluhing a saline loc to an IV of a pt. Upon removal of the needle, a drop of the persons blood came out & hit me in the eye. What is the risk for transmission of HIV....
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The scenario you describe presents a remote but actual risk of exposure to a bloodborne virus. The risk of hepatitis B is far greater than the risk of HIV. I encourage you to get followup treatment from an infectious disease specialist at work. Have... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Blacks No Longer Considered High-Risk Blood Donors

A new risk assessment model for blood donations that "does not use race as an indicator of blood safety" was unveiled Thursday by South Africa's National Blood Service. In December, controversy erupted when the service acknowledged that race was a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: National Health Service Ban on "High-Risk" Gay Men Donating Blood to Be Reviewed

Britain's longstanding lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men (MSM), a policy condemned as irrational by advocates, will be reviewed today in a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Sexual History Dictates Blood Risk -- Lawyer

Canada's blood service agency does not refuse donations from men who have sex with men (MSM) due to their sexual orientation but rather due to their elevated risk for HIV and other infections, the service's lawyer argued Monday in an Ottawa... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Not All Gay Blood Donors Pose Same Risk, Court Told

Canadian Blood Services wrongly assumes that every man who has had sex, even once, with another man since 1977 presents the same HIV risk, an attorney argued yesterday in an Ottawa courtroom. CBS' "blanket ban" on blood donations by men who have sex... Read more »