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Can You Get Hiv From Having Blood Drawn

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves OraSure Rapid HIV Test for Expanded Use With Blood Drawn Intravenously

The FDA has approved Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick HIV test for expanded use in hospitals using blood drawn intravenously and stored in a tube, the Allentown Morning Call reports. The test previously could be used only... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cells: The Oxygen Carriers White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters Platelet Count Chemistry Screen (CHEM-25 OR SMA-25) Lymphocyte Subsets and Viral Load: Specific Tests for People With HIV ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Blood Sugar Assessments and HIV -- Is There a Problem?

The hormone insulin helps cells absorb sugar from the blood. In cases of pre-diabetes, cells gradually lose their ability to respond to the effects of insulin. As a result, blood sugar levels can remain high for prolonged periods of time. The... Read more »
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5 times before Blood Drawn - HIV Concern

Hello DoctorI admire the work that you do and the meaningful service that you provide. I am happy to donate $50 to your Foundation, and another $50 when I am convincingly reassured that I am HIV-negative. This is my story:I deep kissed a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried Boy,I'll address your specific questions first:Yes, you are worrying needlessly, and no, you cannot acquire HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C from the episode you describe. No way. No how.No. There is no medical justification or... Read more »

Thank You: 5 Times Blood Drawn - HIV Concern

Hello DocMany thanks for a comprehensive reply, and much-needed calming influence. What worries me is the issue of contamination. Since 5 pokes were done by 3 different nurses, it increases the chances for a human error to occur. This concerns me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your worries are unwarranted. I would advise a full-throated WOO-HOO YABBA-DABBA-DO!!!Thanks for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated during this holiday season.Be... Read more »

Please help, incident happened while getting blood drawn.

I scared that I may be at risk to contract HIV or hepatitis from getting my blood test! Basically I watched everything during the blood draw very carefully but looked away after the needle was in my arm and the vials were being filled. Then when I...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:I would not be concerned. As a health care professional, I highly doubt he would have pressed the gauze against his own bleeding wound before placing it on your arm.If you continue to have thoughts like these, it's very possible that... Read more »

Blood Drawn

Hello Forum Experts and thank you for reading my concern. I went for a blood test recently at a lab and had my blood drawn. I noticed the first time the man drew my blood he wore no gloves at all during the procedure, I did not mind so much as he...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:There was no risk of transmission in this situation. In the future, you can always request that a health-care professional wear gloves if that makes you feel more comfortable. In health,Richard... Read more »
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My blood has been drawn....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello friends,

I just thought I would update you on my HIV journey. This past week I have gotten my blood drawn by own physician. He is going to perform a cd4 count and check my viral load to see if medication is needed at this point and time. He... Read more »

Just got blood drawn

Posted by kryce, 1 Reply
Whenever I get my blood drawn I never look. But this time im conserned because she drew my blood and when she said it was done and removed the needle it kind of hurt a bit. Then when I took the cotton ball off and bandade I noticed there were two... Read more »

Did it. Blood drawn.

Posted by Amigohere, 3 Replies
Well, I don't know if I want the results, but I did the blood draw today. Hopefully they will complete the testing before the weekend is over. I think I will drink a little this weekend, maybe a lot to forget about this whole thing.

I still have... Read more »

Blood Drawn ..... results pending

Posted by Anonymous
Well, I went in to see the doc and had my blood drawn. He's an Infectious Disease specialist, and I saw him before about two months ago. Lat time, he said he was practically positive I had nothing to worry about after checking me out, and given the... Read more »