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Dried Blood How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For AIDS

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AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...HIV disease can cause a high eosinophil count. A high count, especially if you have diarrhea, gas or stomach bloating, may indicate the presence of parasites. Basophils (Bas) are not well understood, but they are involved in long-term allergic reactions such as asthma or skin allergies. They are usually less than 1% of WBCs.
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infection from dry blood (DRIED BLOOD, 2009)

Dear Dr Bob,You are certainly a great inspiration to the hiv world. For someone who is infected but is very active in helping others and always maitains a positive attitude, this is just amazing!!I have a question, suppose dried blood from an hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...pinch my self with nail clippers and i saw some dried blood on it. Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,The short answer is no. The longer answer is nope!Dr. Bobplease answer this, i can't find a clear answer anywhereNov 1, 2006A couple of weeks ago I... Read more »

Self Stored blood

Is self stored HIV+ Blood safe to replace back into my body after surgery?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Yes, but only for a limited time, as blood banks have strict rules about how long self-donated blood is good for. Read more »

menstrual blood residue

Hello,Firstly thank you for providing such a fantastic resource.Sorry for asking what may be a very paranoid question, but here we go:I live with HIV+ women and am concerned about coming into contact with traces of menstrual blood left behind on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...these have blood mixed in them. You can help people with HIV eat, dress, even bathe, without becoming infected yourself, as long as you follow the steps described later in the section on "Protecting Yourself" later in this brochure. You do get... Read more »

New Friends have HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT)

My wife met a nice couple and we have been hanging out with them. They told her when they first met that they are HIV positive. I know it is just my ignorance of this disease but I admit I'm a little nervous and I shouldn't be. I know most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...these have blood mixed in them. You can help people with HIV eat, dress, even bathe, without becoming infected yourself, as long as you follow the steps described later in the section on "Protecting Yourself" later in this brochure. You do get... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...your body doesn't get enough blood that carries oxygen. Anemia can be mild, moderate, or severe. It can also be temporary or a longer-lasting problem. With severe or long-lasting anemia, the lack of oxygen in the blood can damage the heart,... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

...allergic to the sulfa contained in the drug (desensitization may be used to overcome allergic reactions) Prednisone can be used along with antibiotics Usually treated for three weeks To prevent recurrence, a person stays on prophylaxis as... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...causes for these metabolic changes,including HIV or the HIV drugs. Although you cannot see these changes, they cancause serious long-term health problems. High lipid levels: High levels of blood fats such as cholesterol andtriglycerides can... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...said, lived in the United States. In 1997, over 22 million people were estimated to have the virus. Medical improvements have prolonged survival and renewed hope for HIV-positive people with access to costly drug therapies. Sadly, the vast... Read more »
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Blood transmission...scared

Posted by SBGuard, 1 Reply
...handcuffing him. When he was resisting me, I somehow got several cuts on one of my arms (several that were an inch to two inches long and one that was approximately three and a half to four inches long). I wasn't aware at the scene that I had... Read more »

blood at swimming pool

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Someone had cut himself at the swimming pool and there were bloody footsteps on the floor (fresh blood). I think I accidentally stepped on the blood (I was bare-footed). Is this a possible Read more »

ACNE BLOOD HIV TESTING OKAY?

Posted by WorriedinVegas
...sample from a scabbed acne, which I picked. It was more than enough blood to fill up the circle, but I have had the acne for a long time, before my possible exposure to hiv. IF I did undergo stereoconversion, would the antibodies have shown up in... Read more »

blood donation question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... If donated blood tests positive for HIV, how long after the donation date will the donor of that blood be notified? Thanks Read more »