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Contracting Hiv Through Blood In The Eyes

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Can you contract AIDS through the eye?

I am a Dental Hygienist and I got spritzed in the eye with plaque which was contaminated with some blood while I was flossing my patient. Is it possible to contract the AIDS virus through the eye?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is possible to get certain types of infections through contact with your eye. This is one reason why medical providers will wear some sort of goggles or glasses when engaging in work like surgery or dentistry. The lining inside your eye... Read more »

risk of exposure to eyes (EYE EXPOSURE) (SEMEN and EYE CONTACT)

I have read two different responses on your boad about the risk of getting semen in your eyes. I... 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... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nineteen HIV-Positive People in China Win Compensation From Hospital After Contracting Virus From Unscreened Blood

A group of 19 HIV-positive people in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province will receive about $2.5 million from the hospital where they contracted the virus after receiving transfusions of unscreened, illegal blood, a court ruled on Tuesday,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Iraqis Allegedly Infected With HIV in 1980s Through Contaminated Blood Products File Civil Lawsuit

Three groups in Iraq -- including about 35 Iraqis who allegedly contracted HIV through contaminated blood products in the 1980s -- have filed a civil lawsuit against the country's Ministry of Health and two companies that sold blood products, the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Botswana Project Encourages Young People to Donate "Safe Blood," Stay HIV-Free

Botswana has launched a new project that encourages young people to donate "safe blood" and teaches them how to avoid contracting HIV, Reuters AlertNet reports. The project, Pledge 25, targets youths both in and out of school because "most of them... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Care Workers "Still Vulnerable" to Blood Infections, Including HIV, Opinion Piece Says

Dr. Hacib Aoun, who contracted HIV from an accidental blood exposure while working as a medical resident and published an account of his experience in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1989, "helped capture the terror and the arbitrariness of... Read more »
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Would it be obvious(Basically, what would it feel like) if someone else's blood got in your eye.

Posted by AZT, 2 Replies
Would it be obvious(Basically, what would it feel like) if someone else's blood got in your eye. Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
I have a question. I noticed I had some blood looking spots on my sleeve, after I wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and... Read more »

possible eye exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello.

I would like to know if there is risk in the following situation which I experienced a few months ago. I have a fear to blood and contracting HIV for the last couple of years, just for your info.

A few months a go, on a warm day I went on a... Read more »