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Fear Of Blood Test Contamination

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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to donate blood on may 9. They had only 2 nurses and a receptionist at the front desk. Since there were 2 people before that were donating already, and only 2 nurses, the receptionist took my temperature, blood pressure and pulse and also... Read more »

Contaminated Blood from redcross

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
UK Soldiers May Have Been Exposed to Contaminated Blood
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paralyzed with fear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Last friday I went to local health clinic for HIV test through blood draw. Between 2 lab workers, they had a confusion and discarded the blood of previous patient. In this commotion I shifted my attention momentarily on to other lady in the meantime... Read more »

Tested positive today. Overwhelming anxiety and fear

Posted by Rmp2012, 7 Replies
Tested positive today. Now I'm obsessively looking up facts and statistics freaking myself out. Have plans to see a doctor immediately. I'm just really scared. Read more »

TEST RESULT, My story, Fear, Drama and SOLUTION

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been posting here for quite sometimes - than due to some idiotical posts I removed myself from here. Now I am back just one more time for large number of good people on this forum to see if I can help by telling my storry and solution how I... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can HIV be passed through contaminated food?

I had to get tested for STDs a while back because I found out my boyfriend at the time had been sleep around. HIV was my biggest fear. I took a test at 4 months (negative) and one at 7 months (negative). I then found out a boy that was working with...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are HIV free! You cannot get HIV from eating food or drinking after someone. HIV once it is outside of the body begins to die and is unable to infect. Also there would have to be a significant amount of blood present. Also the mouth is not a... Read more »

Infection from Contaminated Gloves

Bob,I don't care how many times i had to try, I always hope i can get the answer from you.I went to get tested in a confidential testing center in Cambodia,an under-developing country if you may call, and my HIV test turned out negative (thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Precise" answers you request and so precise answers I will provide to your six questions:1.Likelihood of infection: nonexistent. Can I say nil? Absolutely. No test needed? Correct! No test needed.2.No.3.In this situation of an... Read more »

HIV Contamination??

Dear Experts, On the 19th February 2012, my friends invited me to a chinese spa in china, (I later learned that the spa served as cover for prostitution). All the time the girl was dressed. There was no kiss, no vaginal, no anal sex, no oral sex....
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Your friends are right, you cannot get HIV from a handjob or any of the other means that you describe. While I don't believe you have any risk of being infected, it would seem to me that undergoing HIV testing would relieve your... Read more »

contaminated HIV blood in an apple, possible to infect?

Dear Mark,Say for example there's an apple and it was contaminated with a drop of fresh blood with hiv inside. The apple was injected with hiv blood about a day ago someone was messing around. Then somebody consumed that apple a day later. And...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Emma,"Hello Mark"??? Who's that??? Emma, something tells me you've been submitting your question to multiple forums, trying to get a response, right? Yep, I thought so. Emma, sweetie, when you have a question about poisoned... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 80% of People Worldwide Do Not Have Access to Safe Blood; Contaminated Blood Causes 5% of HIV Infections in Africa

About 80% of people worldwide do not have access to safe blood and contaminated blood causes about 5% of all new HIV infections in Africa, the World Health Organization announced on Tuesday, which is the first World Blood Donor Day , Xinhua/... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UK Soldiers May Have Been Exposed to Contaminated Blood

Eighteen British military casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan may have received unscreened blood transfused during their medical emergency, the Sun newspaper has reported. Due to the soldiers' urgent need, the blood was supplied by the United... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lawsuit Alleges Companies Sold Contaminated Blood Overseas

Several hemophiliacs have sued health care giant Bayer Corp. and other companies, claiming they knowingly sold HIV- and hepatitis C-contaminated blood products. The suit, filed in a San Francisco federal court, seeks class action status on behalf of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nigerian State to Resume Polio Vaccination After 8-Month Boycott Due to Rumors of HIV Contamination

The northern Nigerian state of Kano said on Tuesday that it would end its eight-month boycott of polio vaccinations after tests showed that the vaccines were not contaminated with HIV, Reuters reports (Reuters, 7/19). The state had stopped its... Read more »