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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...HIV is one of many diseases that can be transmitted by blood. Be careful if you are helping someone who is bleeding. If your work exposes you to blood, be sure to protect any cuts or open sores on your skin, as well as your eyes and mouth. Your employer should provide gloves, facemasks and other protective equipment, plus training about how to avoid diseases that are spread by blood. What If I've Been Exposed? If you think you have been...
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eye splash exposure with HIV and hepatitis infected blood

I had an exposure to blood from a pt who was both HIV positive and Hepatitis C positive blood. He was receiving continuous dialysis and his blood splashed into my face and both eyes during a flush. I immediately washed my face and flushed out both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV indicate the average risk for HIV transmission after a mucous membrane exposure is approximately 0.09%. Your transmission risk Read more »

Eye Exam

Why does my optometrist ask/need to know my HIV status or if I am taking any meds or HAART?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...infection but still consider appropriate to inform all health care workers about HIV status. Also-HIV+ patients can have some eye conditions that occur more often in the setting of HIV infection then in the general population so it is helpful in... Read more »

hiv & vision loss

I have had the virus since 1992 and within the last three months I am starting to have serious vision loss. I love to read, but lately I can not read due to the blurred vision. Three years ago my vision was tested and it was 20/20. In the last...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You need a general health and eye focused evaluation to look for non-HIV conditions like diabetes, glaucoma, or cataracst as well as HIV status assessment (ie if CD4 count is low such as < 100 then Read more »

Exposure via eye from nondetectable viral load HIVpt.

I am a health care worker and was doing a blood sugar on a pt. With non-dectable HIV viral load, when I pulled the glucometer strip away from his finger I felt a tiny splat of something hit the corner of my eye possibly my tear duct. I reported this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello "Feeling Abandon,"While I agree a blood splatter that gets into the eye is an HIV risk, you describe a "tiny splat of something" hitting the "corner" of your eye "possibly the tear duct." Since you Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ugandan Health Minister Muhwezi Eyes Cuba for HIV/AIDS Drugs

...to lower their prices," he said. Back to other CDC news for October 17, 2002 Previous Updates  |  Search the CDC archive Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...HIV-infected blood or, less frequently, when infected blood comes in contact with a worker's open cut or is splashed into a worker's eyes or inside their nose. There has been only one instance of patients being infected by an HIV-infected... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...CMV disease. The most common illness caused by CMV is retinitis. This is the death of cells in the retinas, the back of the eye. It can quickly cause blindness unless treated. CMV can spread throughout the body and infect several organs at once.... Read more »
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In a blink of an eye- my world changed...

Posted by evenstephen, 4 Replies
...negative. I'm not sure I'm ready for this. Does anyone have any pointers, or ideas on how to make sure the future is comfortable and healthy for the both of us? Read more »

Sinking skin around the eyes

Posted by TheLoneRanger, 2 Replies
...Hi guys.. it's me again. Another change that I have seen since I was exposed about 9 wks ago, is that the skin around my eyes got dark, and some sinking there.. also at the sides of my nose. That happened around the first week after exposure,... Read more »

Eye Opener

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I was very worried I had been exposed to HIV so I told my doctor and got tests done. My doctor is a regular family physician in a suburban area. What has transpired after Read more »

How do you manage your health care?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...HIV/AIDS is a complicated web of conditions made more complicated by the interaction of the meds on our body chemistries. I would Read more »