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Dried Blood Could I Have HIV

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dried blood on an HIV patient

Hi dr. Bob! Im a nurse, and i received a patient from the ER with penile bleeding. He is HIV+, and as i introduced myself to him, he shook my hand and while talking to him i noticed that his hand is covered with dried blood. I immediately went to a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You did the correct thing reporting and documenting the incident and having the potential exposure evaluated. I agree your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible and that PEP was not warranted. Dried blood is not considered an HIV risk. You can be... Read more »

Transmission of HIV from dried blood

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HIV Dried blood

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

News Outlets Report on Growing Pressure on Chinese Government to Acknowledge How Blood Transfusions, Donations in 1990s Contributed to Spread of HIV/AIDS in China

... The Los Angeles Times examines the factors that contributed to the spread of HIV/AIDS among people living in China who donated blood and received blood transfusions at government-run hospitals in the 1990s. According Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

USA Today Examines HIV/AIDS Among Hemophiliacs, History of Virus in U.S. Blood Supply

... USA Today on Wednesday examined HIV/AIDS among hemophiliacs and the history of the virus in the U.S. blood supply. Hemophilia, a condition in which a person's blood Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Taiwanese Hemophiliacs File Lawsuit Against Bayer Over Blood-Clotting Products Allegedly Made With HIV-Tainted Blood

...the company sold a safer, heat-treated version of the product in the United States and other Western countries ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 6/3). The suit -- filed against Bayer, Baxter Healthcare Corp. , Armour Pharmaceutical Co., Alpha... Read more »
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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 Read more »

HIV in dry blood

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone have an idea how long HIV can live outside of the body in blood? Is it 5 min? Is it one hr? Read more »

Blood on hands= HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...to wash. I had no cuts or sores on my hands. The bathroom didnt have soap but I washed it repeatedly with water until the blood was gone. Do you think I faced exposure? Read more »

HIV from blood on Toilet paper?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi, if somebody that had hiv spilled a bit of their blood onto toilet paper, and then a minute later i used the toilet paper to wipe my vagina....would that Read more »