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Cut On Hand Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV

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percentage of transmitting HIV infected blood thru a cut on hands

To Doctor Bob.I am a nurse with patient newly diagnosed with HIV. Before he had this diagnosis, i happen to obtain blood samples from him to be send to laboratory for some routine tests.and by accident, some blood spilled on my cut hands. i have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.All occupational exposures should be reported to your occupational health division so that the incident can be documented and the exposure evaluated and treated if needed. If you had done this, you wouldn't be panicking now, as you would... Read more »

Blood from a Cut on Hand

Hi Doc,Thanks for your tension defusing humor along with serious messages. My brother and sister... Read more »

Assaulted on Halloween, Bitten, Cuts on Hands

Last Saturday evening I was assaulted at Halloween party. In the course of defending myself I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Housing and HIV Go Hand in Hand

Philadelphia is beginning a needs assessment to better chart the intersection of HIV and housing issues for 2012-17. More than 140,000 HIV-affected U.S. households struggle with unstable housing, according to the National AIDS Housing Coalition.... Read more »
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Housing Works Responds to NYC DOH Report on Annual HIV Incidence With Demand to Restore AIDS Funding Cuts

With the release of disturbing new statistics about the annual incidence of HIV infections in New York City, Housing Works is reiterating its demand that New York State and City government restore millions in cuts to programs that prevent the spread... Read more »
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HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Step 4 - Finding Quality Health Care

Even if you don't yet need treatment, it's essential that you find a medical professional who is experienced in treating HIV-positive women. Regular checkups with an HIV health care provider are extremely important, even when you don't feel sick. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Hampshire: Funding Cuts Force Group to End Free HIV/AIDS Testing

The state's only AIDS service organization is suspending its free HIV testing program due to a $60,000 cut in federal funding. Wendy LeBlanc, the assistant director of the Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force, said CDC has restructured its... Read more »
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Am I at risk? Open cuts on hands...

Posted by Gka978, 2 Replies
First, I'm sorry if this seems like a trivial question. My next step will be addressing anxiety issues

I have two scratches/cuts on my right hand, both from a new kitten who thinks my hand is a toy. I shook hands with someone who could be considered... Read more »

HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
hi there. first i must say I have terrible anxiety over this possible exposure. 10 days ago, i was at a barber shop with my father. he was getting his hair cut. the barber was gay. afterwards the barber came over to me and shook my hand. i didnt... Read more »

Cut Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
A couple of days ago a girl that I just started seeing were fooling around after the bar. I noticed that when I was "playing" with her, a spot of one of my fingers would burn. I didn't think anything of it until afterwards when I noticed a small cut... Read more »

do I need to test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dry blood came into my eyes and was in contact with a cut that I had in my hands that was open and came in contact with the dry blood. Do I need to have a test?

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