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Can You Get Hiv From Blood Getting On The Skin

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Contact with HIV blood on skin

Hi Doctor:My brother is in the late stages of AIDs and while cleaning up quite a bit of dried blood on his forehead, my skin accidently came in contact with some of the blood. I washed it off with soap, however I cannot remember if I had any sores...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Simon,HIV cannot permeate intact skin. Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent, because the blood was "dried" and the cut, if in fact there was one, was most likely not fresh and/or deep enough to pose a risk. However, if you Read more »

blood transmission on intact skin

Can you get HIV/HCV transmission via blood contact onto intact skin? I was performing a procedure... Read more »

Fresh Blood on Skin, what is the risk?

Sir,If I have fresh blood of a HIV infected person on my intact skin am I under real risk of having... Read more »
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...Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household... Read more »
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...of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

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I want to believe hiv cant be caught this way. but

Posted by nicejack, 3 Replies
...hands I noticed him biting his fingers. Then shortley after I saw little open cuts on his hands. Pleas eexplain if hiv is in his blood and then gets onto my cut how is this ok? Also, would it have to be a noticible amount of blood. In other words... Read more »

Ugly Bruising After Second Blood Test

Posted by Sprite1, 2 Replies
...still panicking. Went to the Sexual Health (GUM) Clinic on the 21st August (after my potential exposure of 26th July) and had a blood test. Negative for HIV, but obviously too early, proving only that I haven't been living with HIV unawares of... Read more »

infected blood on skin

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...in a fight.He was bleeding.I approached him trying 2 help but he pushed me away.Later on when I left I noticed a big stain of blood on my t-shirt at the level of my arm.At that time I didn't know of his hiv status and didn't check carefully the... 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. Read more »