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Can You Get HIV From Licking Dried Blood

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Transmission of HIV from dried blood

Is there a chance of transmission of HIV through "licking" dried blood? Now before you make a joke about the "licking" part, let me explain...I saw a smear of what I believe was blood on my computer screen today. I used my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Am I being ridiculous?" Yep! Absolutely!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Licked blood thinking it was mine

Hi there basically I licked a smudge of blood (about a drop or two) that was on my finger I... Read more »
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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

Sexual Exposure to Blood and Behavioural Risks Among STI Clinic Patients in Cape Town, South Africa

Although it is well known that the vast majority of HIV infections in South Africa are the result of heterosexually transmitted HIV, the rapid growth of South Africa's HIV epidemic and the behavioural risk factors that facilitate HIV transmission in... Read more »
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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 »

HIV, licking, oral & hickie

Posted by tubbyone1, 2 Replies
I had two men perform unprotected oral sex on me and they french kissed me and kissed/licked my neck & gave a hickie that left red marks with possible skin breakage but i did NOT see blood in their mouths. assuming they're positive, will I get... Read more »

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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