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Double Exposure Hiv Risks

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Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
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Possible double glove exposure

As a medical resident, I was putting in a central line in an HIV positive patient. I wore double gloves. I think at some point in procedure, I felt my hand brush against the scalpel. I ungowned, washed my hands and went on my way. I noticed 3 dots...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,All occupational HIV exposures or potential exposures should be reported to occupational health for evaluation, documentation of the incident, and advice on whether treatment and/or testing is warranted. From what you explained in your post, your... Read more »

csf exposure (CSF EXPOSURE, occupational exposure to cerebral spinal fluid)

while helping an intern during an LP on an HIV+ pt, csf leaked onto my scrubs. i didnt think much of it at first, but remembered that I had a scab about the size of a nickel on my shin where the csf leaked. does this pose a risk? what if i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible to nonexistent. As with all occupational exposures (or potential occupational exposures), the incident should be reported, documented and evaluated by your occupational health division (including an HIV... Read more »

Double checking

I wanted to double check on if I should get another test done or not. I took the Hiv test 10 months after I could have been exposed which was negative and my boyfriend took one 8 months after we started having sex and his came out negative as...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The current recommendation is that all pregant women should be tested for HIV, regardless of perceived risk. So I would recommend that you be re-tested during pregnancy, even though your past tests have not indicated cause for concern.... Read more »

Shingles with past "low risk" exposures (SHINGLES, 2010)

Thanks for reading my question, by the looks of your site you are all VERY busy. My concern is this. I am a 43yo male who has had exposures in my recent past with guys, oral only. I usually just recieve, but on occasion have given. I have never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The vast majority of cases of shingles have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS. See below. Regarding your HIV test results, the CDC guidelines indicate HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be... Read more »
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Exposure risks with known HIV positive man

Posted by 2010Worrier36, 1 Reply
I am a gay male who last weekend met another gay male who told me he was HIV+ after we had fooled around. I'm now worried that I put myself at risk of exposure. He has been positive for 13 years now and seemed to care about safer sex.

These are the... Read more »

Risk of exposure and how to cope until HIV testing date (6 months from now)?

Posted by JohnKan, 1 Reply
Hi - very anxious and would like to ask your help.
I am about 29 years of age. At 13th July 2013 (at about 5pm), against my better judgement, i was involved in vaginal sex with a sex worker in Malaysia. It was the first time I am involved in sex and... Read more »

Should I be worried about HIV-2 (high risk exposure, symptoms)

Posted by HIV2Scared, 1 Reply
Hello everyone!

I am a 20-year-old female who just returned from studying abroad in Cuba. I had unprotected vaginal sex one time with a bisexual man and gave him oral sex. He came in my mouth but did not come inside me during vaginal sex.

6 days... Read more »

Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »