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Hiv And Blood And Skin

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Contact with HIV blood on skin

Hi Doctor:My brother is in the late stages of AIDs and while cleaning up quite a bit of dried blood on his forehead, my skin accidently came in contact with some of the blood. I washed it off with soap, however I cannot remember if I had any sores...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Simon,HIV cannot permeate intact skin. Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent, because the blood was "dried" and the cut, if in fact there was one, was most likely not fresh and/or deep enough to pose a risk. However, if you are... Read more »

Fresh Blood on Skin, what is the risk?

Sir,If I have fresh blood of a HIV infected person on my intact skin am I under real risk of having... Read more »

blood touching my peeling skin on foot

my mother had her period on the towel i stepped on later about 2 hours later she doesnt have HIV or... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Skin Rash

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Eosinophilia: an increased number of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. Eosinophils are a part of the body's immune system that can damage healthy tissue if they malfunction. Non-nucleoside reverse... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cells: The Oxygen Carriers White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters Platelet Count Chemistry Screen (CHEM-25 OR SMA-25) Lymphocyte Subsets and Viral Load: Specific Tests for People With HIV ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test That Screens Blood, Tissue Donations For Less Common Strains

FDA last week approved a new HIV test manufactured by a Roche subsidiary that screens for two less common forms of the virus in the U.S., in addition to the most common forms of HIV and hepatitis, the AP/ Miami Herald reports. The test is... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

HIV in the Blood and Gut: Exploring the Differences

Dr. Steven Deeks Dr. Mike McCune Exposure of genital and intestinal tract mucosal tissues to HIV-infected body fluids is the leading mode of HIV transmission worldwide, as these tissues are rich in activated CD4+ T cells, which are the... Read more »
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infected blood on skin

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
4 years ago I gave first aid to a guy who had been wounded in a fight.He was bleeding.I approached him trying 2 help but he pushed me away.Later on when I left I noticed a big stain of blood on my t-shirt at the level of my arm.At that time I didn't... Read more »

What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

skin lesion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have the dreaded reddish-purplish mark on my arm. It is not raised-perfectly flat. About dime sized. When I push on it, you can see the blood leave the area and quickly return when pressure is released. I also notice that it gets deeper in... Read more »

What is Unbroken Skin?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Experts say that HIV cannot pass through healthy, intact skin. How is that defined? IOW, if someone shaves, slightly "nicks" themselves and then two hours later (after bleeding has stopped) is exposed to potentially infectious fluid... is this... Read more »