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Contracting Hiv Through Blood In The Eyes

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...States? Some healthcare workers have become infected after being stuck with needles containing HIV-infected blood or, less frequently, when infected blood comes in contact with a worker's open cut or is splashed into a worker's eyes or inside their nose. There has been only one instance of patients being infected by an HIV-infected dentist. For more information, see " Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? " and " ...
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Scary eye exam

Hi I was wondering if you can contract Hiv or hepatitis from an eye exam. The reason for my question is the person before me who was very rough! Before I could notice I had touched something wet with my eye! Not sure if what it was (drops, tears...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis viruses are only transmitted from blood to blood exposure. Read more »

Feeling like im always contracting hiv from bizzare conditons

Dr Bob, I want to start of by saying I am 23, I never engaged in any sexual act and never did any drugs or shared any needles. I feel though since I was 14 that I have been contracting hiv every day or so from bizzare conditions. Just to name a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You feel as though since age 14 that you've been contracting HIV every day or so from bizarre conditions??? You're now 23 so that means you've thought you've contracted HIV exactly 3285 Read more »

blood tainted saliva in eye

Dear Dr. Bob,I know you have stated that your response to questions is not contingent on whether one sends a donation to your foundation or not, however,I will send 200 dollars to your foundation if you will please answer this question for me. No...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,First of all, thanks for your kind comments.Regarding your concerns about HIV acquisition from getting spittle in your eye, your fears are completely unwarranted. You are correct: Saliva that does not contain visible blood would not be... Read more »

Very worried, blood in corner of eye

Dear Doctor,I have read answers to some "blood drops in the eye" questions and some say they aren't at all at risk and others say to get tested. Here's my story. I was at the Medical Examiner's office watching an autopsy on an AIDS-infected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...days old, that would negate any HIV risk. Next, three microliters of blood on your glove that "touched the corner of (your) eye" would not be considered an HIV exposure. I see no cause for concern or HIV testing. However, I am concerned about... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS in Black America: The Uphill Battle

...Minus a few exceptions, most black media publications, churches and community leaders set the tone early by turning a blind eye to HIV, believing that this epidemic was not their problem and that HIV was a moral issue as opposed to a public... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...(egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (urine canal) in women and men. The bacterium can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus. How common is gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is a very common infectious disease. CDC estimates that more... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
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ABC's Brothers & Sisters Tackles HIV/AIDS and the Over-50 Crowd

...newly diagnosed people in this country -- men and women over the age of 50 . Over the past 10 years, researchers have had their eye on this demographic. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned public health officials and the... Read more »
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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...infected fluid on the seat? Wouldn't I have come into contact with those fluid then, if they had been there. I don't recall ssing blood, so that may be a source of comfort. But what if she had dripped some blood accidently( sometime this happens... Read more »

possible eye exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...dry, where a large part came on my shirt and a few drops of the water came in my face. I do not remember if a part entered my eyes, but being feared as I am, I would like to know if there is a risk from transmission of HIV if a part of her blood... Read more »

Freaking out for a while!

Posted by dingogoddess, 4 Replies
...the first two weeks nothing happened. Then I saw a CSI show where a guy had gotten the blood of a porn actor squirted in his eye and contracted HIV, and the CSI investigators knew he had it because he seemed sick. So after that I felt like I... Read more »

mono and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...also look to have what appears to be genital herpes now. I also had other symptoms during my mono of diarrhea and a rash on my eye and foot. I have taken the test, but I havent gotten the resutls back. Why did this happen to me? I'm not even... Read more »