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Blood Splash Should I Get Tested

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HVI & Blood Splash

I am a nurse working in a cardiac unit. While I was fixing the IV tubing during a blood transfusion I felt a blood splash into my eyes(I was wearing contacts), I immediately checked my eye in the mirror did not see evidence of blood but I irrigated...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It sounds like the blood that may or may not have splashed into your eye was not from the patient in your unit but from the blood being infused. If so, that is good as most places screen their blood for HIV, HBV and HCV (US and Europe do).... Read more »

Blood splash

Six years ago,I was doing my clinical ride alongs on a city medic. One of the calls was for a sick... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted from body fluids (including blood) splash

Hello. I am a nurse in the CV-ICU (cardiovascular ICU) and a few days ago we had an HIV positive... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canadian Province Looking at Some Mandatory Blood Tests

On Tuesday, Manitoba's Tory health critic, Kelvin Goertzen, introduced a bill to allow first responders, crime victims, and Good Samaritans who are accidentally splashed with someone else's blood to obtain a court-ordered test of that blood for HIV... Read more »
TheBody.com

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test That Screens Blood, Tissue Donations For Less Common Strains

FDA last week approved a new HIV test manufactured by a Roche subsidiary that screens for two less common forms of the virus in the U.S., in addition to the most common forms of HIV and hepatitis, the AP/ Miami Herald reports. The test is... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of... 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 »

Blood TEst

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I did a blood test for Heptatitis and also another blood test for fatty liver. I just like to know if HIV + person would have any different results from these tests from a normal person. The two test have been negative and the liver test turns out... Read more »

what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im just wondering if the blood test i had can determine if i have HIV eventhough i didnt get a... Read more »

Blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Do they automatically check for HIV in regular blood tests, or if you give blood? If they do check for hiv when you give blood, do they tell you you have it? Read more »