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Can You Get HIV If Blood Gets In Your Eye?

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eye splash exposure with HIV and hepatitis infected blood

I had an exposure to blood from a pt who was both HIV positive and Hepatitis C positive blood. He was receiving continuous dialysis and his blood splashed into my face and both eyes during a flush. I immediately washed my face and flushed out both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...began a course of PEP within three hours. We don't have statistics for hepatitis C transmission resulting from an occupational eye splash; however, it is also extremely low. Unfortunately there is no post-exposure prophylaxis for hepatitis C. You... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...found to 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... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...medications, over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or exposure to chemicals AIDS related opportunistic infections (OIs) such as MAC (mycobacterium avium complex), TB (tuberculosis), CMV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

...Effects of Antiretroviral Medications (ARVs)? Standard blood tests measure blood sugar (glucose) but not blood fats. People with HIV are testing their blood sugar and blood fat levels more frequently because antiretroviral medications seem to... Read more »
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LAB/BLOOD Work

Posted by RL9141, 4 Replies
...passed out. It was horrible. Does this ever get better? Is the blood work that extensive throughout the entire treatment of HIV? Read more »

can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...Hi; I am a 25 year male from India.In my country no one gives a proper advise about HIV/AIDS.People feel shy to talk about sex.Thats the reason I am writing to you.Doctor I had sex with a sex worker with double condom Read more »

eyes

Posted by anxiousone1, 1 Reply
...negative for HIV and syphyllis (sp). Now I am have trouble with my eyes (iritis) and read online that it can be cause by HIV/AIDS. It is chronic so my eye doctor ordered several blood tests and X-rays to see if I have an infection or autoimmune... Read more »

swollen veins and red eyes (getting really down)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...are swollen and my eyes are really red, and my veins seem to be swollen , esp. on my palmsm arms and legs. I was tested for HIV out to 9 months and all came back negative, I' ve seen many many doctors but they dont know what is causing this. A... Read more »