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Can Someone Get AIDS From Dried Blood

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aids in relation to dried blood

an health educator has stated to students that you can not contact AIDS from touching or coming into contact with dried blood. Is this true
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...For the most part, this is true. HIV dies very quickly when it dries on a surface. Even when someone has contact with moist blood on an intact skin surface, the risk of transmission is almost zero. We still can recover HIV by specific laboratory... Read more »

hiv blood in coffee (HIV BLOOD IN COFFEE, 2010)

Dear SirI am afraid hiv blood was syringed into my coffee and subsequently drank same.Can Hiv... Read more »

Blood group O and HIV/AIDS

I have heard so many times from friends that when you are Poz and you have blood group O, the... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

News Outlets Report on Growing Pressure on Chinese Government to Acknowledge How Blood Transfusions, Donations in 1990s Contributed to Spread of HIV/AIDS in China

...Los Angeles Times examines the factors that contributed to the spread of HIV/AIDS among people living in China who donated blood and received blood transfusions at government-run hospitals in the 1990s. According to the newspaper, "the Chinese... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

USA Today Examines HIV/AIDS Among Hemophiliacs, History of Virus in U.S. Blood Supply

... USA Today on Wednesday examined HIV/AIDS among hemophiliacs and the history of the virus in the U.S. blood supply. Hemophilia, a condition in which a person's blood does not clot normally, mostly occurs in men, and hemophiliacs need Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Taiwanese Hemophiliacs File Lawsuit Against Bayer Over Blood-Clotting Products Allegedly Made With HIV-Tainted Blood

...Angeles against the U.S. unit of Bayer and four other pharmaceutical companies, alleging that the companies knowingly sold blood-clotting products that could have been tainted with blood from HIV-positive people, Reuters/Yahoo! India News ... Read more »
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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 about its possibility. Read more »

HIV from blood on Toilet paper?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi, if somebody that had hiv spilled a bit of their blood onto toilet paper, and then a minute later i used the toilet paper to wipe my vagina....would that put me at risk? i am extremely Read more »

My child touch blood of my HIV+ Husband

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My husband is HIV+ He cut his finger bad and ran into the bathroom and he was dripping blood on the floor. My young daugher touch the blood and ran to the basement ( I was washing clothes) and said "daddy is bleeding, Read more »

HIV in dry blood

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone have an idea how long HIV can live outside of the body in blood? Is it 5 min? Is it one hr? Read more »