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Do People Get HIV From Blood On Hand

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HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission
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HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating that she was HIV positive. How accurate are the tests that the Red Cross performs? She is getting an HIV test but I would like to know what the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Doc! I have heard that places that accept blood (for storage and transfusion) can know if the blood is infected even if the person donating is at his/her window period. Then why don't they use this technology to straight-away determine if a... Read more »

Blood got on my hand and I can't function....

Hello DoctorIm at my wits end. My panic attacks have culminated due to a new incident involving blood from an unknown source, and now I basically want to drive my car into a tree just to escape these worries. Can you please help me? Heres the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV cannot permeate intact skin. Your fears of "microscopic cuts too small to be seen" are irrational and unwarranted. Your HIV-acquisition Read more »

Fear Blood in Eyes

Dr Bob,After suffering from an occupational blood exposure, which all turned out fine, I have developed an intense fear of blood flying into my face.This problem is particularly evident when I am in public and either speaking with a person who is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your fears of "flying blood" are totally irrational and completely unwarranted.Make sure you keep that appointment with the psychologist!Dr. Bob Read more »

Freaked out over blood on hands (possibly)

Who is right? I am freaked out, I contacted you before but my question was not chosen so I am trying again. My husband assisted an injured person, he wore gloves but one of them had broke towards the wrist. He removed his gloves, I tried to get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Little Miss "It's All About Me,"You wish he had never helped the injured person??? Hmm . . . how kind and compassionate of you! What if it had been you or your husband who was hurt, bleeding and in need of Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...some serious side effects. Fact Sheet 156 has more information on PEP. The Bottom Line HIV does not spread easily from person to person. To get infected with HIV, infected blood, sexual fluid, or mother's milk has to get into your body.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...overdose of a medication can cause serious side effects. An overdose of a recreational drug can be deadly. At least one death of a person with HIV has been blamed on mixing a protease inhibitor with the recreational drug Ecstasy. Some ARVs can... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...physical activity. One study found that diet and exercise leading to 5 to 7 percent weight loss (about 10 to 14 pounds in a person who weighs 200 pounds) lowered the rate of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60 percent. Study participants lost weight by... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...Transmission How HIV Is, and Is Not, Transmitted How HIV Spreads Many people still misunderstand how HIV is passed from one person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus if you are HIV-negative, and avoid giving... Read more »
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LAB/BLOOD Work

Posted by RL9141, 4 Replies
...Today- I went for my first round of lab work before my first appointment with the specialist. The blood work was a horrible experience. 7 vials of blood- I got sick, sweaty, almost passed out. It was horrible. Does this ever get Read more »

Blood Donation - Should I? Can I?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello, I am a 20 year old woman and I was wondering if I should donate blood tomorrow, which I want to. Since my last test (where I tested negative) the only "sex" I have had was having a man "grind" himself Read more »

I have HIV from Hand job or sex?

Posted by goloka, 3 Replies
...I am very concern, because of my symptoms, that I may have HIV. My recent exposure was went to the massage parlor and had a hand job and a massage with a massage oil. Then next day, I had felt the urge of urination and went to a doc and got cipro... Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
...I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility. Read more »