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Can I Contract Hiv From One Drop Of Blood

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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one drop of HIV infected blood

Hi Dr. if one drop of HIV infected blood is enterd in my mouth or in any body part having muccus membrane such as nose ,eyesthen what will be the chancess of HIV infection?...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
In general the risk of HIV transmission on mucous membranes (eyes, mouth, etc) is less than 1 transmission every 1100 exposures. So the risk is very very small. It would also depend on how much virus was in the blood...a very high viral load... Read more »

One drop of blood

Hi Doc, Would you care to speculate if it takes more, or less than a medium drop of blood or blood product contaminated with the HIV virus to sucessfully transfer this disease to another person in the open air on an inanimate object?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Nobody can answer a question such as this one. All anybody can say is themore blood one is exposed to, the greater the risk of infection. Also, thevirus must get directly into the bloodstream from one person to... Read more »

I'M SCARED I MIGHT HAVE CONTRACTED HIV THROUGH A ONE TIME EXPOSURE

HI I'M A MALE N I HAD UNPROTECTED ORAL SEX , AND HE PUT THE TIP OF HIS PENIS IN MY ANUS FOR A BRIEF SECOND CAUSE I TOLD HIM TO TAKE IT OUT BECAUSE I HURTED ME.... N WHEN O WHIPED MY BUTT THERE WAS BLOOD ON THE TISSUE SO DO U THINK I'M AT...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,I can tell that this has been worrying you and I understand why: it's a new situation with unknown variables.HOWEVER, it sounds like your risk for HIV was low.Unprotected oral sex is very low risk for HIV. While your... Read more »

How can someone contract HIV? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

How can someone contract HIV? I mean if you have sex with multiple HIV negative people, can you contract it? I dont understand. Can someone get it by having unprotected sex with multiple HIV negative people? I dont understand....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I absolutely agree: You certainly don't understand! Can you contract HIV from having sex with multiple negative people? No, of course not. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease in which an HIV-infected person can transmit the virus to an... Read more »
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My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 2 Replies
Hi there,

I have a had a fear of AIDS for the past 6 years. So bad that I could not study for my final exams. this fear is not due to unprotected casual sex or needles, Ive only had one partner in my life.I once had bad acne on my chest and back, and... Read more »

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If a person has AIDS and affected another person, will that other person have AIDS or will he/she be HIV+?

Me and my ex-boyfriend broke up about 2 years ago. I haven't spoken to him since we broke up. 2 weeks ago, he contacts me and we've been... Read more »

Contracting HIV

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Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »