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Getting HIV From Blood On Hand

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Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase them without a prescription in some pharmacies in some states such as California. Needle exchanges and other harm reduction programs can sometimes also provide you with cotton, alcohol swabs, sterile...
Ask the Experts

What are my chances getting hep c from contaminated blood on my hand?

I am an nurse and I started an IV today on someone with hep C. I forgot to wear gloves with her. After I got the needle in she started to bleed. I got a very small amount of blood on my hand. I don't think I have any cuts, and I cleaned it...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis C requires blood to blood contact so blood on intact skin should NOT be an issue. However, I advise all healthcare workers to report any incident with blood exposure to their occupational health officer for their own protection. You should... Read more »

blood on hands

I was recently exposed to the blood of a known HIV+,HCV+, and HBV+ individual in a health care setting. Only a small amount of blood got on my hand and I had no visible cuts/wounds on my hand (at least that I could see). Immediately after the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It sounds like the information you received was accurate. Your skin--including the skin on your hands--serves as an effective barrier to the bloodborne viruses you describe (HIV and hepatitis B and C) if there are no visible cuts or lesions on the... Read more »

Oral Sex and Blood on hand. Going Crazy!

Two weeks ago, and under the influence of a lot of alcohol, I let a girl I met that night perform oral sex on me. (As far as I recall no cuts or sores on my penis). Meanwhile, I used my fingers to stimulate the inside of her vagina. When we were...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
What you have described does not sound like a common mode of transmitting HIV. First, the person performing insertive oral intercourse is at much less risk than the person performing receptive oral intercourse. As you may realize from the spirited... Read more »

{{Dr Bob}} Blood Donor THANKS YOU for holding her hand

Dear Dr. Bob,I "expect" your "expecting" my DNA PCR would be undetectable was absolutely correct! Just got a call from the nurse and it was negative! The nurse who called to tell me it was negative was the same nurse who told me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi No Longer Terrified,1.WOO-HOO! Congratulations!2.26 pounds in six weeks! WOW, that's better than the South Beach Diet. Maybe you should write a book and become a gazillionaire.3.Yes, paying it forward is an excellent idea and I'm sure... Read more »
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Blood on hands= HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Last week I went to a concert and there a guy busted his head open. I didnt come into contact with him and they took him off to get it checked. A few minutes later I saw him and we shook hands because we thought the band was good. Anyways I noticed... Read more »

hand job by prostitute

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I received a hand job from a prostitute. Can I get HIV/STD's from this. I am in an exclusive relationship, we don't wear condoms, do I need to be tested before my girlfriend and I have sex. I am really worried...

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I'm taking my treatment into my own hands now

Posted by taurusthecat, 5 Replies
I'm not happy. I have been asking my doctor for ages if I can go on some kind of HIV drug therapy and I keep getting stalled. I've been pos for 8 years and over time my energy levels have gone down and down, my body is just fighting this virus as it... Read more »

Scraped with a Pipette tit containing hiv + blood

Posted by dazer, 1 Reply
Hi Guys, I am extremely worried about this. The other day my hand scratched a pipette tip containing HIV blood I was wearing a medical glove. When I removed the glove I was not bleeding however I spotted some dried blood on my hand. Am I at risk?? Read more »