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Can You Contract HIV From Dried Blood

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hiv transmission and dried patients blood

I am a health professional, and recently participated in a surgical procedure for an HIV+ patient. We have to clean the whole OR room and unfortunately when I was about to remove a light handle fron an operating light something got into my eyes and...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...As I understand it, you are not sure what the substance was, except to say that you are quite certain that it was dried. HIV does not survive well in the environment. Although it is possible to be infected from contact with infected patient... Read more »

dried blood on an HIV patient

Hi dr. Bob! Im a nurse, and i received a patient from the ER with penile bleeding. He is HIV+, and... Read more »

WORRIED POLICE FROM THE CARIBBEAN ISLAND

Hi doc,i am from Trinidad and Tobago in the caribbean.I must say i am so impressed by your work and... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rep. Price Introduces Bill That Would Compensate Individuals Who Contracted HIV Through Blood Transfusions

...financial assistance to non-hemophiliacs who contracted HIV through blood transfusions or organ transplants ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 4/24/02). "Americans who have contracted AIDS through HIV-contaminated products deserve the same... Read more »
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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

... How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being... Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) ... Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 1 Reply
...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, Read more »

possible eye exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...know if there is risk in the following situation which I experienced a few months ago. I have a fear to blood and contracting HIV for the last couple of years, just for your info. A few months a go, on a warm day I went on a boat trip, about 1... Read more »