Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014

Can You Get AIDS From Blood Splash

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

blood splash in eye

blood splash in eye from an advanced AIDS person, what are chances of contacting HIV/AIDS?...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
There is a fair bit of information on what makes a needle stick risky. The things that increase the risk, beyond the average risk of about 1 in 400 are: Patient with high viral load or advanced AIDS, volume of blood and type and depth of... Read more »

splash of hiv infected blood in the eye

I was at work and I was washing the instruments that were used on a hiv pt. the blood that was in... Read more »

blood splash to eyelid and possible eye as well as lip

could i be hiv positive? i had a blood splash to my eyelid and possible eye as well as to my lip... Read more »
Articles
Women Alive

Living in South Africa With AIDS A Personal Story

My name is Gloria Raletsemo, and I am 31 years old. I was a blood donor before my blood was tested. Then one day, a person from the Border Blood Transfusion Service (BBTS) came to my home for my boyfriend's address so that they could go to him for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Begins to Widen Its Reach in India

In some southern India localities, blood tests from pregnancy clinics show HIV infection rates as high as 5 percent to 8 percent, according to state AIDS agencies and independent researchers. The disease is spreading beyond high-risk groups to the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Blood Mistakenly Used for Transfusions, Blood Products in Korea, Health Ministry Says

Blood that tested positive for HIV or hepatitis was used in transfusions and to make blood products because of errors made by the Korea National Red Cross , officials from the country's Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Thursday, the Korea... 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 »
Connect With Others

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 »

blood contact

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I received a splash of infected blood on my arm while giving first aid to a friend of mine who is hiv+.My skin was intact in that point but I didn't wash it immediately couse I saw it later.I didn't ask for PEP.Am I at risk?
Six months after the... Read more »

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 »

testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
by the way i used a condom but forgot to remove it after the act. then what happened is that it slipped out as i was asleep n rolled on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you... Read more »