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Hiv And Eye Infections

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HIV infection through sweat in eyes

Hi,I have read in many placs that you can not be infected through contact with the sweat of and HIV infected person. However, would it be possible to be infected if the sweat came into contact with, lets say, your eyes?Andre...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Andre,Exactly what part of "you cannot be infected through contact with the sweat of an HIV-infected person" don't you understand??? After all, you've read this fact in "many placs," right? Come on, Andre, be... Read more »

splash of hiv infected blood in the eye

I was at work and I was washing the instruments that were used on a hiv pt. the blood that was in... Read more »

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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe: In the Eye of the HIV/AIDS Storm

Young sex workers in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, are seeing a spike in HIV infections as a general wariness of condom use continues. Even if they were keen about it, the teens typically have little leverage to negotiate protection... Read more »
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HIV News & Views: Should You Always Tell It All?; Getting More Shut-Eye; Tips for the Newly Diagnosed; and More

HIV News & Views, February 21, 2013 - TheBody.com February 21, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Blog Central HIV & Your Health HIV Treatment News... Read more »
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A Look at Black Gay HIV Activism, Through a Veteran's Eyes

"It became actually my career, what I wanted to be, and do," says Jeffery A. Haskins of the HIV work he's been involved with since the epidemic's earliest days. His path was not always so clear -- he'd studied business, accounting and theater... Read more »
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Spencer Cox, Iconic HIV Activist, Through the Eyes of His Mother and His Friend

The death of veteran treatment activist Spencer Cox on Dec. 18, 2012, at age 44 sent a shock wave through the HIV community. His passing has lent urgency to the field of research on the effects of "surviving a plague" on longtime HIV survivors ,... Read more »
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OCD, eye, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Dear all,
I am 30 years old and suffer from OCD. Contamination fears and everything. Here is what happened last saturday. I was at a laundromat washing my clothes. I went to the bathroom and washed my hands.
I used a lot of soap because of my... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

red eyes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Are red eyes a symptom of HIV?
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Conjunctivitis/Pink Eye?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Woke up this morning with conjunctivitis/pink eye. I'm now 10-11 weeks post exposure. Treated for gonorrhea/chlamydia weeks ago (as a result of the exposure). I tested negative on a PCR at the time - doctor assured me it would have been positive... Read more »