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Can You Get AIDS From Dried Blood

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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 either dry blood or mayeb dried coffee. What alarmed me was a. the fact I didn't know what it was and b. I have a small cut on my arm and I...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere is no risk of HIV transmission from your experience. If it were blood containing HIV with it being dry means it has been there for awhile and HIV once it is outside of the body begins to die and not able to infect. HIV transmission occurs... Read more »

What is the possibility of attracting AIDS/HIV from dried blood?

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

aids in relation to dried blood

an health educator has stated to students that you can not contact AIDS from touching or coming... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dried Blood CD4+ T-Cell Test May be Cheaper, More Convenient Alternative in Developing Countries, Study Says

Researchers have replicated the CD4+ T cell count test, which is normally conducted on an expensive flow cytometer machine using fresh blood, using dried blood and inexpensive commercially available reagents, a discovery that could simplify... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Cut, Blow Dry and AIDS Advice That Could Save Your

A salon-based HIV prevention program that beauty giant L'Oreal created in South Africa is now being introduced internationally. With 30,000 staffers training some 400,000 hairdressers around the world each year, the company recognizes the... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Hepatitis C Virus Dried on Inanimate Surfaces Can Remain Infectious for up to Six Weeks

This article was reported by AIDSMAP . A study reported in NAM aidsmap concluded that dried blood containing hepatitis C virus (HCV) remained infectious for up to six weeks at normal room temperature. Researchers from Yale University tested the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Nonprofit's Nightclub Faces Closure; AIDS Fund Dries Up After Patrons Barred from Bringing Alcohol

It may be the last call for alcohol at a popular after-hours nightclub -- and the AIDS agency that it funds -- following a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission raid. Since getting caught in TABC's crosshairs July 20, the AIDS Housing Coalition... Read more »
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HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

HIV in dry blood

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone have an idea how long HIV can live outside of the body in blood? Is it 5 min? Is it one hr?

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dry blood contact

Posted by Anonymous
Please can someone allay my fears. I went for an HIV test & 20 minutes later on my way home I looked at the palm of my hand it appeared to have a slither of brownish blood not a lot. I licked my finger & rubbed my palm - I inadvertently put... Read more »

Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »