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Can Hiv Live In Fluid That Contains Blood

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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/liquid fluids on the cigarette bud.

Dr. Bob, I am not buying a pack of cigarettes for the past 6 months, because if i buy it i smoke... Read more »

Risk for UAI Top (RISK OF HIV AS A TOP, 2010) (ANAL MUCOUS, ANAL FLUIDS, RECTAL SECRETIONS, 2010)

So I have a quick question: basically I ended up having sex with a man in his apartment. We went to... Read more »
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HIV Coalition (HIVCO)

What Is HIV/AIDS?

...Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Many people also refer to HIV as the "AIDS virus." How Is the Virus Transmitted? HIV lives in blood and other body fluids that contain blood or white blood cells. People have gotten HIV through: unprotected... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

...Exercise Important? What Are the Advantages of Exercise? What Are the Risks of Exercise? Exercise Guidelines for People With HIV The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Exercise Important? Exercise cannot control or fight HIV... Read more »
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HIV in K-Y liquid?

Posted by finnakirk, 1 Reply
...If the contents of a bottle of k-y liquid are tainted with blood or semen containing the hiv virus, can the virus survive in that liquid environment, and thus be transmitted if applied to one's Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, Read more »

Once the fluid containing HIV dries, is it dead?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Once vaginal secretion dry, would the HIV in them die? And how long would HIV live if it were into underwear? Would it die once soaked in? Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
...I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying Read more »