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Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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Worried about touching blood

I touched blood which was on the cotton.I know for sure that the blood was out of body for already twoo minutes. Later i bit my nail.Is there a risk of infection is some blood gets in my mouth.I am worried since my gums are not so healthy. Thanks in...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo, even if the blood on the cotton had HIV, it would surely have died before you touched it. HIV is present in blood, semen, vaginal fluids and breast milk. To create an infection, one of these four body fluids with HIV in it must come... Read more »

Dr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,

Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i had a cut on my face. She could be HIV positive, if she is HIV positive and since her saliva comes into contact with my blood, am i at risk of getting HIV?Let me know. Thanks. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope. Saliva does not transmit HIV. (See below. I'll reprint some basic information about HIV transmission.)Thanks for your tax-deductible donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org).Stay well.Dr. BobDr.... Read more »

gay..touched his semen...wiped ..sniffed..hiv fear (HIV FROM SNIFFING, 2009)

dear doctor, I WENT THROUGH ALL UR FORUMS BUT COULD NOT FIND SIMILAR QUESTION....SO PLZ HELP...i belong to homophobic country u are the only help!! i m a gay who recently came in contact with a another gay don't know his sexual history..we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're worried about contracting HIV from sniffing a spunked-up finger? Relax Max. Your HIV-acquisition risk is completely nonexistent.I'll post below a few other "sniffing" questions from the archives.Be well.Dr. BobI smelled... Read more »

Hiv from touching toothbrushing (SNIFFING AND HIV, 2010)

Hello Dr Bob, Need you sincere opinion on what is happened to me.For 3 weeks I work abroad (in UK). I moved with a colleague of mine.(we share the same house, the same bathroom). First of all, I have OCDregarding HIV infection. I keep my personal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV from touching a toothbrush handle and sniffing it? WOWZA! Your OCD is OOC (out of control!). Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Your fears are irrational and unwarranted. I'd suggest you seek counseling (psychotherapy), because,... Read more »
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Worried about possible hep b/c delaying HIV window period

Posted by n1368585, 2 Replies
Hi

I had a possible exposure (unprotected sex with csw) in Thailand in nov 2011.

I tested negative with 3rd gen ELISA at 4,8,10, 13 and 16 weeks.

Also did a ELICA at 8.5 months which was negative.

However, here is the worrying part. I have been... Read more »

Is the Window period for real? I am worried.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I realize this board is mostly for those who have been diagnosed with HIV, but I hope you allow me to vent anyway. I was recently tested negative by an elisa and a rapid hiv test. I had a sexual relationship (unprotected) last year (summer... Read more »

touch the body fluid?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Last weekend, we had a party at my home with some friends (I knowing or I unknowing). After the party, I cleaned the house and the bathroom. There was some stain (not sure blood or urine or some other stuff) on one toilet. I cleaned it and touched... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello,
I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers.
The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal... Read more »