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Dried Blood Scared I Have HIV

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my blood came in contact with urine of hiv positive. Very scared.

Dr. Bob, I have bad anal tears, i am not using steriods(hydro cortisone) and i itch my anus a lot, and pretty much every day it bleeds. What happened the other day was i went to my friends place, he is HIV positive. The flush in his apartment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk from backsplash and/or sleeping on your buddy's bed is nonexistent. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Read more »

bed riddin from fear (my GP scared me again)

Hi Dr Bob I hope your doing well.I'm the guy who's doctor told me I needed pep for having a... Read more »

blood in nail

I went to test adipose in my blood at a local clinic.After coming out I saw no blood im my hand but... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fear of Knowing AIDS Status Causes Blood Shortages in Zimbabwe

...faces a critically low blood supply. The majority of the Zimbabweans avoid donating blood for fear they might learn of their HIV status. Zimbabwe is among 39 countries in the world that have blood donations systems that are 100 percent voluntary,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Peru's Blood Banks Under Scrutiny Following HIV Scare

...of 30 blood banks. The announcement followed a firestorm of criticism after reports that four patients had been infected with HIV after receiving blood transfusions. The infections occurred within less than six months. In addition, 30 patients at... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Scared Straight: High HIV Rates Among Black NYC Women Frighten a Health Reporter

...youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur among Black and Latina women. As in a mere six-plus percentage points away from... Read more »
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Blood transmission...scared

Posted by SBGuard, 1 Reply
...muscles hurt like hell, my throat's really sore, I have a really bad headache, and I'm exhausted. I looked up early symptoms of HIV and found that my symptoms matched Acute HIV Syndrome. I don't know whether I'm just getting sick from being so... Read more »

I am pretty sure and am scared

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...then yesterday my lymph node appeared to be swollen. It is about a pea-size, swollen at my neck (just one node). So I am very scared...and scared to get tested. Anyone with similar experience, any advice? Thank so much. Read more »

Scared because of blood on food

Posted by overthetop, 3 Replies
...Is it possible to get hiv if you eat food that has wet hiv+ blood on it? Read more »

Contact with blood and scared!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...there was some microscopic amount of blood on my finger and that I got infected (even though I don't even know if this guy had HIV!). Hopefully I am worrying for no reason, but now I am agonizing that I have to wait three months to test. Is it... Read more »