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Can You Contract AIDS From Period Blood

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Can I contract HIV/AIDS this way?

Hi! I'm very concerned. I, personally, don't participate in any HIV risks behavior, but my uncle whom I was living with, has AIDS. Last month, before I moved out, I accidentally dropped my partial denture in my uncle's bathroom sink...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Thanks for writing in. You were not at risk in this situation. You are correct, HIV does not live well outside of the human body. Even if there was blood in the sink, and virus in the blood, it would have been unable to infect another... Read more »

What is the possibility of contracting HIV/Aids from dry blood?

Today at school I sat down at a desk and realized that there was a droplet of what appeared to be... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns.... 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

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Botswana Project Encourages Young People to Donate "Safe Blood," Stay HIV-Free

Botswana has launched a new project that encourages young people to donate "safe blood" and teaches them how to avoid contracting HIV, Reuters AlertNet reports. The project, Pledge 25, targets youths both in and out of school because "most of them... 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 »
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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 »

Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

If a woman have unprotected sex whit a man that is known to be HIV+ - is it true that it is easier for her to get infected if she has her period at the time?

Vic.



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OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
Some more info Ive gathered about the window period. From hivinsite.com, the body.com and hopkins-aids. Opinions from various doctors, Judith Feinberg, Mark Holodny and Joel Gallant.
Remember, most countries say 3 months. The CDC its extra cautios... Read more »