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blood under fingernail

I know you get swamped with many questions but I couldnt find another like mine which is why I am asking again:As a nurse I had a patients blood drop onto my thumb and go under my thumbnail ( I am mad at myself for being in a hurry and not using...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(post-exposure prophylaxis) if needed. All healthcare facilities have policies and procedures in place for workers potentially exposed to blood-borne pathogens (hepatitis, HIV, etc.). Your supervisor shouldn't be advising you about the need for... Read more »

hbv hcv hiv

i am a health care worker i had a splash, saline water possibly mix with blood,(or let ... Read more »

Risk from Saliva Exposed to Mucous Membranes

Rick: Thanks for your willingness to answer questions. My Question: First, How viable a... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...That I Can Take to Prevent Getting HIV? Since 1996, the federal government has recommended that health care workers that are exposed to HIV through needle stick injuries be provided with antiretroviral medications to help prevent the possibility... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: More Than 1,800 Broward General Patients May Have Been Exposed to Blood-Borne Infection

...are warning 1,851 patients who underwent cardiac stress tests from January 2004 until this September that they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C following the discovery that a nurse reused medical equipment intended for... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions (I)

... Criteria for HIV transmission In summary, in order for infection to occur, three things must happen: You must be exposed to pre-cum, semen, vaginal secretions, blood or breast milk, AND The virus must get directly into your bloodstream... Read more »
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I want to believe hiv cant be caught this way. but

Posted by nicejack, 3 Replies
...infected. Heres why, I had a chunk of skin missing from the side of my finger and after we shook hands I noticed him biting his fingers. Then shortley after I saw little open cuts on his hands. Pleas eexplain if hiv is in his blood and then gets... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...diseases. If a Gay man has been tested for HIV and Hepatitis B, and tests negative 6 months or more after his last possible exposure to these viruses, this would then indicate that he is not infected. And if a Gay man has been vaccinated against... Read more »

My exposure was a bit complicated, HELP!!

Posted by questions, 3 Replies
...gay guy and yesterday I had sex with a guy I met, I didn't suck him or anything, he sucked me though the only thing I did was fingering him in the anus, however after I pulled my finger out, and right after I did I saw blood coming out of his... Read more »