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Hiv Blood Touches Skin Can U Get Infected

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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 Read more »

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blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, Read more »

Blood on hands= HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...to wash. I had no cuts or sores on my hands. The bathroom didnt have soap but I washed it repeatedly with water until the blood was gone. Do you think I faced exposure? Read more »

blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I donated blood for the first time a couple of months ago during a blood drive. Once, they got my blood, they placed a piece of cotton on the Read more »

infected blood on skin

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...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 know of his hiv status and didn't check carefully the... Read more »