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Can You Contract AIDS From Blood Splash

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blood splash into eye

I am a resident physician working in the ER when got blood splash into my eye. I was stitching a wound when my hemostat snap b/c I didn't click it into place and might got blood splash into my eye. The patient is 24 yrs old and married, but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The ER in which you were working as well as the residency program in which you are training should both have written policies and procedures for possible occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Generally this would involve your being... Read more »

occupational exposure risks with eye splashes

I am a new RN. Curious to know what the risk of contracting HIV or hep from a PEG tube splash to... Read more »

blood splash in eye

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

Nineteen HIV-Positive People in China Win Compensation From Hospital After Contracting Virus From Unscreened Blood

A group of 19 HIV-positive people in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province will receive about $2.5 million from the hospital where they contracted the virus after receiving transfusions of unscreened, illegal blood, a court ruled on Tuesday,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Barbara Garrison, AIDS Activist, Dead at 45 from AIDS Complications

Barbara Garrison, an AIDS activist and former blood technician who said she contracted the virus from a needle accident while drawing blood, has died from complications of AIDS. She was 45. Garrison, a Stevensville, Mich., resident, died Monday at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Five Toddlers Die of AIDS in Kazakhstan After 61 Contract HIV in Medical Treatment

On Monday, a regional health official said five of at least 61 toddlers who contracted HIV during medical treatment in southern Kazakhstan have died of AIDS-related illnesses. Of about 13,000 children who received treatments including blood... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Foreigners in Libya Face Death Penalty in Case of 393 Children Who Contracted AIDS

In Libya, six Bulgarians and a Palestinian -- all doctors and nurses -- face the death penalty if they are convicted of killing 393 children by injecting them with AIDS-contaminated blood. The defendants are charged with murder and conspiracy in the... 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 »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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 »

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 »

Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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 »