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Cut On Hand And Possible HIV Exposure

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Possible exposure to hiv/hepc

Hi, i recently had to to do some sewer drain cleaning and i might have gotten feces on my hands.After i washed them i noticed a small cut(probably caused from the plumbing snake)on my hand.I should have been using gloves, but i just forgot to.Should...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There are lots of risks from sewage. Hepatitis A is the real risk from sewage in terms of hepatitis viruses. Hepatitis B and C and HIV really need blood to be transmitted. You should certainly wear gloves to protect you from the bacterial infections... Read more »

"immediate hand to cut/sore/wound transmission, possible?"

I had sex with this GRO girl, i paid for. I was using condom during the entire sex. Then after... Read more »

Cut on scrotum? Possible Exposure?

A little over six weeks ago I had sex with a sex worker in China. She gave me oral for about 10... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Preparing for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

Table of Contents Introduction PrEP to Prevent HIV Infection The Different Flavours of PrEP The Changing Terminology: Microbicides as a Form of PrEP What Is Being Researched? What Evidence Is Available So Far -- Does PrEP Work? Partial... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: University Warns Students About Possible HIV, Hepatitis Exposure After Exercise

First Nations University of Canada in Regina, Saskatchewan, is currently trying to locate students who participated in the Northern Health Science Access Program's blood-typing exercise between 2002 and 2011, to alert them that they may have been... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Lawrence Hospital Surgery Patients Warned of Possible Hepatitis, HIV Exposure

Ten surgery patients of Lawrence Hospital Center (LHC) in Bronxville are being notified of the need to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C due to improperly cleaned equipment. The state Department of Health said the hospital reported... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Possible Medicaid Cuts Could Inhibit Battle Against AIDS

CQ HealthBeat reports, "Federal spending on AIDS prevention and treatment has not specifically been targeted as part of deficit reduction efforts, but advocates warn that if Medicaid is cut as part of any agreement, progress in battling the... Read more »
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Possible exposure to asymptomatic HIV + serum

Posted by tsy2, 1 Reply
I work in a lab and unfortunately dropped a vial of serum. The vial fell on the floor and it kind of splashed. The majority splashed onto my scrub pants and didn't soak thru, I panicked and was convinced it splashed my face but I'm certain it didn't... Read more »

10 MONTHS AFTER POSSIBLE EXPOSURE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Small warts appearing on back of my hands/fingers. Sore gums with a white 'cracked' appearance, waking up with numb fingers, having a runny nose for an hour in the morning which then clears up???
Going to get tested but what are the chances? Please... Read more »

Two possible exposures?

Posted by gamaw123
Hello everyone, I may had two possible exposure.

First one was oral sex for less than 2 sec, without inserting penis into my mouth..just touching it with my tongue. He hadn't finnish but I don't know if he had precum.

I'm like 90% sure that the guy... 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 »