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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 transmission through eye splash

I was performing an accu check on an HIV positive patient when a drop of his blood splashed and... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...later as a skin rash, and prednisone was used. His health improved somewhat but then the rash returned along with a fever and rapid heart beat. Singulair was prescribed and within five days his symptoms had settled. The doctors suggest that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...high enough to control HIV that has already developed some resistance to other protease inhibitors. Resistance can develop quickly. It is very important to take ARVs according to instructions, on schedule, and not to skip or reduce doses. ... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...clarithromycin develops quickly when used alone. The higher the level of bacteria in the blood before starting therapy, the more rapid resistance develops. Clarithromycin has been studied together with various anti-MAC therapies. Studies show... Read more »
The Well Project

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

... 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 Read more »
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IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am afraid to test in case I am really positive because of this incident. I am quite certain that before this incident I am negative as I never had practiced any activity that would put me at risk. I am so worrried and obsessed by this one... Read more »

Proof

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 »

Negative after 40 days ! Is this valuable ?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hello everyone, I have a negative rapid test after 40 days of exposure ? Is this valuable since I am gonna get married ? Is there any documented case of being poz Read more »