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Can U Get AIDS From Blood

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How much AIDS blood does it take to get infected?

I was at a party and messed up and shared a syringe with two people I am not sure about, if they were to have AIDS how much infected blood would I have needed to of taken in to get it? if it was joust a couple drops is it still strong enough to take...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Sharing syringes is a very bad idea. Even "just a couple of drops" of fresh HIV-tainted blood could result in HIV transmission. The CDC's estimated per-act statistical risk for acquiring HIV from needle-sharing injections --... Read more »

squamous cell carcinoma/AIDS-- why are my blood counts depleted?

I have AIDS, and recently diagnosed squamous cell carcinoma. I am being treated with radiation and... Read more »

Aids and Blood Work...still worried!!

Dear, Dr.Holodniy, Thank you so much for responding to my concern once again! I went to the Dr. w/... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Officials Say Inmate Refused Consent to AIDS Blood Test

Pinellas County, Fla., Jail officials said inmate Glenn Young, who died of AIDS earlier this year, was given plenty of opportunity to be tested for HIV and perhaps treated for AIDS. On Feb. 7 the 25-year-old started vomiting and fell, striking his... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Africa Should Focus More on Blood Safety, Dybul Says

A renewed focus on unsafe blood transfusions and used syringes is needed to combat the spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, Ambassador Mark Dybul -- who serves as the U.S. global AIDS coordinator and administers the President's Emergency Plan for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fear of Knowing AIDS Status Causes Blood Shortages in Zimbabwe

The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), Zimbabwe's primary reservoir of blood and related products, is appealing for donors as the country faces a critically low blood supply. The majority of the Zimbabweans avoid donating blood for fear they... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Government Not Enforcing Legal Requirement to Test Blood, HIV/AIDS Advocate Says

The Chinese government is not enforcing a nationwide mandate that requires HIV testing for blood used in transfusions, Wan Yanhai, head of the Beijing Aizhixing Institute of Health Education, said on Tuesday at a news briefing in Beijing, Reuters ... Read more »
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blood-to-blood exposure?

Posted by paranoid_android, 2 Replies
Please help me,
A friend of mine volunteers and looks after AIDS orphans. She also French (deep) kisses lots of people on a frequent basis. She also chews her fingers until the point where they bleed slightly.
Yesterday she playfully wrestled me and I... Read more »

Blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question, although i dont think i have HIV i donated blood 2 weeks ago. If they found hiv or another disease in my blood would they have notified me by now? Thanks.

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Can HIV blood survive for 10 minutes or more in a room?

Posted by john9955, 1 Reply
Can HIV blood survive for 10 minutes or more in a room? Read more »

Scared because of blood on food

Posted by overthetop, 3 Replies
Is it possible to get hiv if you eat food that has wet hiv+ blood on it? Read more »