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Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through Blood Splash

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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 patient who underwent CABG. CABG is quite bloody and the patient had chest tubes attached to him. I was in charge of another patient in the unit but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted.Dr. Bob... Read more »

blood splash in eye

blood splash in eye from an advanced AIDS person, what are chances of contacting HIV/AIDS?... Read more »

splash of hiv infected blood in the eye

I was at work and I was washing the instruments that were used on a hiv pt. the blood that was in... Read more »
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The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents The Basics Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases to Know About Protecting Yourself and Others The Bottom Line The Basics Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmittedinfections (STIs), are... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Separating Myths From Facts

There's still a lot of misinformation about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Myth: The Top Partner During Vaginal and Anal Sex Is at Low Risk for HIV. Fact: In reality, the top partner (the inserting partner) is at high... Read more »
TheBody.com

Study Estimates HIV Is Transmitted During 1 in 900 Acts of Unprotected Heterosexual Sex

A person living with HIV will transmit the virus, on average, once out of every 900 acts of unprotected heterosexual sex. At least, this is the estimate based on a study of mixed-status couples in Africa , published on Jan. 11 in the Journal of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Design of a Community-Based Study of Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV and Infertility in an Urban Area of Northern Tanzania

The researchers in this report sought to describe the design of a community-based study of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)/HIV and infertility in northern Tanzania. A two-stage sampling design was used to select households. Eligible women and... 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 »

Can HIV be transmitted this way?

Posted by jacob123, 2 Replies
I know ive asked a similar question but it still paranoids me. Lets say a s small amount of HIV+ blood went in the water(not visible). Then 10 minutes later, someone drinks that water. What are the chances of catching HIV? Because i was playing... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex? Read more »

HOW TRANSMITTED?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Q: can HIV be spread though saliva ? I know about the obvious( semen, vag fluids,blood ). Is it transmittal thru open-mouth kissing ?

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