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Bloody Nose Could I Have HIV

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Can HIV particles rest in nose hair & become reactivated if nose bleeds?

Hello Doctor Bob, I know my question might sound a bit looney tunes maximus. But I wouldn't be asking if I wasn't worried. Thank you sir. Could I get HIV if I inhale an HIV air particle from a close-by HIV+ person and the particle remains in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...maximus." I absolutely agree, but would leave off the "might sound a bit" and substitute "is"!Your fears are totally unwarranted. HIV cannot be transmitted that way.You also have a misunderstanding about HIV infection. HIV can permeate intact... Read more »

HIV and Nose Bleeds

Hi, my husband is HIV pos. and I'm negative. He has been having nose bleeds and I was wondering if... Read more »

casual contact, bloody nose

Dr Bob,If you came into close facial contact with a HIV positive person that you knew had recently... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Lomatium

...practitioner. It contains anti-clotting substances and may be dangerous if your platelets are low or if you have problems with nose bleeds or heavy menstrual bleeding. Lomatium is generally not recommended during pregnancy. High doses may cause a... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Atractylodes

...Atractylodes may reduce platelet function so it may be dangerous to use if your platelets are low or if you're having problems with nose bleeds or heavy menstrual bleeding. Otherwise, it should be used as part of a traditional Chinese medicine... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Ginger

...For people with low platelet levels, however, ginger may pose a risk. It may be problematic as well for those who experience nose bleeds or heavy menstrual bleeding. Dried ginger, specifically, can elevate blood pressure in those who are prone to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Illinois House Rejects Legislation That Would Have Repealed Act Requiring Students to Report Their HIV Status

...testing, then let's do that. If my son is playing on the basketball court with another boy (who is HIV-positive) who has a bloody nose, we want to be able to in a polite way make sure the other kids don't get infected with HIV. We're talking... Read more »
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Nose Bleeds?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Could frequent nose bleeds be a sign of HIV infection, or are they common amongst people with HIV/AIDS? Read more »

Need input on an incident today.

Posted by pden1, 1 Reply
...cell phone in a trash can, when i reached in to get it, there were several paper towels with some blood on them (likely from a nose bleed). The paper towels were wet, meaning the blood was likely fresh. I had some small cuts (not actively... Read more »

Bleeding nose & H.I.V. :

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Last week i had a bleeding nose while i was blowing my nose, it lasted about 2 mintues & today the same thing. What does this mean? Thanks Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) Thank you. I'm freaking out over this. Is it a potential risk or am I just paranoid? Read more »