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Blood Splash Should I Get Test For AIDS

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Blood splash

Six years ago,I was doing my clinical ride alongs on a city medic. One of the calls was for a sick subject. Upon arrival, the patient was very drunk or very drugged. Paramedic started an IV. Blood splashed in my eye.Nothing was done at the time...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiBlood splashes can cause HIV infection to occur and with it ending up splashing in your eye this is a possible mode for transmission to occur. I would recommend you getting tested. You can get either a oral swab or a blood test both are just as... 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 »

Safe practices after blood splash

Hey Doc,My wife is a nurse and was splashed last week with HIV positive blood, with a few drops to... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Government Not Enforcing Legal Requirement to Test Blood, HIV/AIDS Advocate Says

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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 »

testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
by the way i used a condom but forgot to remove it after the act. then what happened is that it slipped out as i was asleep n rolled on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you... Read more »

ACNE BLOOD HIV TESTING OKAY?

Posted by WorriedinVegas
I recently sent in a blood sample for hiv-1 testing to HOME ACCESS. I got the blood for the sample from a scabbed acne, which I picked. It was more than enough blood to fill up the circle, but I have had the acne for a long time, before my possible... Read more »

Accuracy of Anti-hiv 1&2 (recombinant antigen) blood test? Please help!

Posted by Burgundy11, 1 Reply
I did a Anti-hiv 1&2 (recombinant antigen) blood test 5months after my exposure. The result was negative. How accurate is the result?! Read more »