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Blood Splash Worried I Have AIDS

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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 the face - one landing on her eye and one landing on her lips. It was cleaned right away and she was put on medicine - Kaletra and one of the others....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Dale.When, if and how you have sex with your wife while she's on PEP is up to you, not me. Her HIV-acquisition risk is extremely low based on the information provided. Post-PEP testing guidelines recommend HIV-antibody testing at... Read more »

blood splash into eye

I am a resident physician working in the ER when got blood splash into my eye. I was stitching a... 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 »
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Father Seeks China AIDS Activist's Release

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China's Rural Immigrants Are New Front in AIDS Fight

Chinese health officials worry that migrant workers, a major force powering the country's rapidly growing economy, are highly vulnerable to HIV and could accelerate its spread into the general population. To date, HIV/AIDS has been mostly confined... Read more »
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China: Rise in HIV Cases Three Times Faster Than 20 Years Ago

In a trend called "worrying" by a consultant with the Center for Health Protection, HIV infections in Hong Kong are increasing at a rate three times that of 20 years ago. After the city's first HIV infection was reported in 1984, it took 13 years... Read more »
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Florida Blood Donors Stay the Course

When the news broke last week that two Tampa Bay residents had contracted HIV from blood transfusions, the people who collect blood for hospitals were worried that donors would get scared and stay away. Nobody contracts HIV by giving blood, but... 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 »

What are you worried about today?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK - so we are all smart enough to know how HIV is transmitted. But yet we still worry about casual contact, like:
1) "thinking" you stepped on a needle - you would KNOW!
2) stepping on a nail
3) splashing toilet water
4) Thinking Nurse using dirty... Read more »

a hopeful possible worried well ... my story

Posted by MrAnxious, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

(This is going to be really long winded and may bore you to death but its helping me clear my head and keep things straight for the next month until I can take the 90 day mark so please cut me a bit of slack.. respond if you like, don't... Read more »

I m very worried-may i get hiv from this situation?

Posted by hiduku, 1 Reply
I have just come to test center for HIV blood test, once the nurse go and draw blood from my vein she used gloves. (I knew they are not new gloves) She touched finger on my open vein after blood draw. The test center is crowd. May I get HiV from... Read more »