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HIV from dried (and washed) blood on clothing "Contact with infected blood"

Good evening Dr. Today a co-worker spilled some blood over my uniform, I know he is HIV+, I have to re-use the uniform because it is a company policy, I know this could even sound silly but I was wondering if is there any risk by using clothes with...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,You have <b>no risk</b> for HIV, for many reasons. HIV can not live outside the body. Likewise, it can not survive going through a wash cycle.Once HIV lives the body it immediately begins to die. While its hard... Read more »

What's the chance I've contacted HIV through blood contact?

Today I was down at the beach when two homeless men got into a serious fight. One drew a knife and... Read more »

blood to blood contact??

Whenever I read about hepatitis or HIV, it says you can get it from blood to blood contact. Someone... Read more »
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Sexual Exposure to Blood and Behavioural Risks Among STI Clinic Patients in Cape Town, South Africa

Although it is well known that the vast majority of HIV infections in South Africa are the result of heterosexually transmitted HIV, the rapid growth of South Africa's HIV epidemic and the behavioural risk factors that facilitate HIV transmission in... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Annan to Contact Libyan Government Over Death Sentences of Bulgarian Workers Accused of Infecting Children With HIV

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday said he plans to contact the Libyan government "at a high level" to discuss a Libyan court verdict sentencing six Bulgarian health care workers and a Palestinian doctor to death for allegedly... Read more »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

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dry blood contact

Posted by Anonymous
Please can someone allay my fears. I went for an HIV test &amp; 20 minutes later on my way home I looked at the palm of my hand it appeared to have a slither of brownish blood not a lot. I licked my finger &amp; rubbed my palm - I inadvertently put... Read more »

Blood Contact

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was wondering if there was a possibility of contracting hiv through a small amount of blood on chapped lips... Read more »

Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am absolutely terrified and I need some help on this. My neighbor is HIV+. He had a few scabs on his knuckles and was punching me in the shoulder just to joke around. When I noticed the scabs (not until an hour or so later), I went home and... Read more »

blood contact

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I received a splash of infected blood on my arm while giving first aid to a friend of mine who is hiv+.My skin was intact in that point but I didn't wash it immediately couse I saw it later.I didn't ask for PEP.Am I at risk?
Six months after the... Read more »