Can You Get Hiv From Having Blood Drawn

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

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... Read more »

Last Donation Ref (XXXXXXXXXXXX) Risk of hiv by Vacutainer Blood Collection System

Please Doctor BOBMy anxiety its Killing Me. When i went to take my test for my past interocuorse... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...99.6% accurate within 20 minutes, to more than 100,000 doctors' offices and public health clinics nationwide ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 6/24). While the finger-stick method is better suited for testing in clinics, the new approval "opens... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

News Outlets Report on Growing Pressure on Chinese Government to Acknowledge How Blood Transfusions, Donations in 1990s Contributed to Spread of HIV/AIDS in China

... The Los Angeles Times examines the factors that contributed to the spread of HIV/AIDS among people living in China who donated blood and received blood transfusions at government-run hospitals in the 1990s. According Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

USA Today Examines HIV/AIDS Among Hemophiliacs, History of Virus in U.S. Blood Supply

... USA Today on Wednesday examined HIV/AIDS among hemophiliacs and the history of the virus in the U.S. blood supply. Hemophilia, a condition in which a person's bloodRead more »