Drop Of Hiv Blood In On Broken Skin

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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...communities have started exchange programs that give free, clean syringes to people so they won't need to share. Vertical Transmission With no treatment, up to 35% of the babies of HIV-infected women would be born infected. The risk drops to about 4% if a woman takes AZT during pregnancy and delivery, and then her newborn is given AZT. The risk is 2% or less if the mother is taking combination antiretroviral therapy (ART). Caesarean section...
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broken skin (HUMAN BITE 2010)

can you contract hiv by being bitten by someone who is hiv positive?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...playing. He is currently teething, and has razor sharp teeth. After the incident, I checked my face and there was a small (pin drop) amount of blood on my face. I then checked his mouth for any open sores/wounds related to the teething, and found... Read more »

Possible exposure! Work related - please answer

Hey Doc, I have a serious question for you, and I m sure you get this all the time, but I m freaking over here. I work for a fresh produce factory in South Africa and are one of the trained first aiders, this morning we had an individual who put his...
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 and yep, I get these types of questions "all the time." Check out the archives and you'll find Read more »

Can I Get HIV If Blood Drop On My Stomach

While having sex with a lady, a few drops of blood (3-4 drops) dropped on my pelvic area. The lady confirmed that she is HIV negative. But assuming that she is HIV positive, what is the possibility to get HIV. I was using Latex Condom and there was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk would be nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact skin.Dr. Bob Read more »

Broken skin on hands

What are the chances of contracting HIV through broken skin while shaking hands with a HIV positive person? No blood was seen but suspect dry blood to be present?Since then I have had diarhea, headache and sore groin but possibly due to serious...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You cannot get HIV infection by shaking hands.Your symptoms are due to anxiety or something else, but not HIV. Read more »
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 »
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St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

...people with HIV have used St. John's Wort for these purposes. Early in 2000, a study showed that St. John's Wort causes a large drop in blood levels of indinavir. See " How Does It Interact With Other Therapies ." How Is St. John's Wort... Read more »
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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...depression Anemia and HIV Anemia has always been a problem for HIV-positive people. Although the rate of serious anemia has dropped since people started using HIV drug combinations, anemia continues to affect up to 30 percent of... Read more »
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Blood Sugar and Fats

...Effects of Antiretroviral Medications (ARVs)? Standard blood tests measure blood sugar (glucose) but not blood fats. People with HIV are testing their blood sugar and blood fat levels more frequently because antiretroviral medications seem to... Read more »
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Posted by MelB, 1 Reply
...arm, my exposed arm touched his pinkie, which had blood mixed with water on it, it was literally just a drop, now I have no broken skin there, but I do have a mosquito bite close to it and an ingrown hair, do you think I have any reason to be... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...yeast infections and PID. AIDS DIAGNOSIS: An AIDS diagnosis is confirmed once an HIV positive patient's CD4 or T cell count drops below 200 or (s)he is diagnosed with one of the AIDS defining opportunistic infections. TESTING: A blood test... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Gman Bill says that a cut has to be at the mucous layer and no oxygen involved for HIV transmission. What are your thoughts on this because at other parts of the site it says a cut is enough, so what if two bleeding Read more »
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