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Hiv And Contact With Blood

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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
...retain his dignity and providing the comfort of a caring brother at his side as he struggles with the challenges of late-stage AIDS. Please know your compassion is appreciated. Give your brother a hug from me, OK?Dr. Bob Read more »

Infection of HIV/HCV through a saliva-blood contact

Dear doc,Some days ago I did a scratch with small bleeding that got in direct contact with a large... Read more »

Blood product contact-HIV risk

Dr Frascino, I have a similar question and a surgical resident, today I was in the OR for almost 8... Read more »
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...found to be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A... Read more »
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a question that need answers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...suppose i donated blood and i have hiv..would they contact me and tell me about my hiv status...or would they not do it Read more »

blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I began to think about an encounter I had that was very brief about a month before. I am of course now worried that I have HIV. Would the blood bank have contacted me if I was? I didn't even give it much thought until after I gave blood. Now... Read more »

Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am absolutely terrified and I need some help on this. My neighbor is HIV+. He had a few scabs on his knuckles and was punching me in the shoulder just to joke around. When I noticed the scabs (not Read more »

hiv survival skeptic for jackie

Posted by Anonymous
...hey I read a previous post about shaking hands with open cuts.Ok fair enough hiv dies outside the body but do we know how long exactly?I read it dies after 10 mins but what if hiv blood makes contact on open Read more »