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Do People Get HIV From Blood

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transmission of hiv through touching the infected needle and subsequently drawing blood from other person

Dr Bob, Please answer my question I am in great anexity. I have sucked the nipple of a prostitute and went of rapid test after 03 week and 07 week. But at the time of my second test the person was drawing blood had some casual approach. He had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. That includes both the nipple-sucking and blood-drawing incidents! Thank you for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly Read more »

Can you get HIV from drinking another persons blood?

I recently ended a period in my life where I enguaged in CONSENTUAL blood drinking(cut one's self... Read more »

Blood Donor ??

HELLO DR BRIAN , CAN I GO AHEAD AND BE A BLOOD DONOR AGAIN SINCE I'M OUT OF THE CLEAR FOR HIV .... Read more »
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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... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China's Health Ministry to "Severely Punish" People Responsible for Unsafe Blood Sales; 25 People Receive HIV-Positive Blood Through Transfusions

...earlier this week announced new rules that will "severely punish those responsible" for collecting and distributing untested blood that leads to people becoming infected with bloodborne diseases such as HIV through subsequent transfusions, ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Marion County, Ind., Officials Charge Five People With Knowingly Selling Their HIV-Positive Blood Plasma

...in Marion County, Ind., on Thursday charged five people with allegedly selling their blood plasma despite knowledge of their HIV-positive status -- the first such cases in the county, the Indianapolis Star reports. The infected plasma, which... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Irish Government Launches Program to Provide Life Insurance to People With HIV, Hepatitis C Through Contaminated Blood Products

...provide life insurance, mortgage protection and travel insurance to people who contracted HIV or hepatitis C through contaminated blood products, Ireland's Evening Echo reports ( Evening Echo , 9/27). In the mid-1980s, about half of... Read more »
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blood tranfusions

Posted by thuglife09, 1 Reply
...hi ppl, I got one simple question or 2 or3 ... I just had a blood transfusion about 2 weeks ago and i didn't have HIV then, my test came back negative. I don't mess around or use drugs. I want to know how well do these hospitals test the blood Read more »

blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The nurse was touching with her finger, no gloves, the hole on my arm from which I donated blood, during a blood donation session. The hole was still open and there was blood on it. I don't recall her having blood on her finger, Read more »

donating blood

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does the Red Cross notify people if their blood test + for HIV or hepatitis? 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 »