Hiv Exposure Risk From Needle Tear

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...common mode of transmission than other sexual behaviors (anal and vaginal sex). There have been a few cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person performing oral sex has HIV, blood from their mouth may enter the body of the person receiving oral sex...
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Nurse - Worried Sick

Hi, I was scratched (probably 1/2 in. long)by an insulin syringe used by our HIV+ patients to inject drugs. The syringe was placed in a biohazard bag and not in a sharps container and when I went to put the bag in our biohazard box, a felt a scratch...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treatment? If you aren't, you should be. (See below.) The HIV specialist will be best equipped to completely evaluate your level of risk and need for PEP. If PEP is needed, he will optimize the regimen and help with any side effects and drug... Read more »

needle stick exposure

this afternoon my trainer gave me an injection at the gym, he was wearing gloves and being very careful, but still managed to prick his index finger with the needle , through the glove(he is hiv- and is aware that i am hiv+) we both panicked, i got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...injecting? Certainly a percutaneous stick with a hollow-bore needle used on an HIVer is a risk for HIV acquisition. The degree of risk depends on many factors, including the severity of the stick, viral load, viral strain, host immune integrity,... Read more »

Dr. Frascino's Sistuation Vs. Unprotected Oral

Dr. Frascino,I was reading your bio and I wanna applaud your great work that you have done in the medical and scientific fields. I also wanna ask a question comparing your situation of obtaining HIV in 1991 to unprotected oral if you don't mind. It...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for your kind comments. Regarding the relative risk of acquiring HIV, the CDC has published statistical estimates of risk that provide a reasonable reference point for evaluating risk associated with various routes of exposure to... Read more »

Please help.. (NEEDLE STICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

Well, I went to this rave for the first time and I have been hearing rumors about crazy lifeless people with HIV positive needles and poking people with them. Well last night I went and took ecstasy for the first time also (I know, BAD ) well after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation think your latest fixation on hepatitis C might just be another 'Fig Newton of your imagination'?!?My comments about your risk of acquiring anything from an imaginary syringe-wielding psychotic maniac remain unchanged. See below. Your liver... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...transfusions, accidents in health care settings or certain blood products (See below for detailed information about the actual level of risk for each mode of transmission) Mother to baby (before or during birth, or through breast milk) ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposures that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...anatomy, rather than gender identity, determines where transgender prisoners are housed. This contributes to an increased risk ofHIV exposure, as transgender prisoners may be targeted for rape, coerced sex, and coerced prostitution. It is... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
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You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(mouth-penis, mouth-vagina): The mouth is an inhospitable environment for HIV (in semen, vaginal fluid or blood), meaning the risk of HIV transmission through the throat, gums, and oral membranes is lower than through vaginal or anal membranes.... Read more »

Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
...feel that anybody with Hiv should not be allowed to work with other people because I did not do anything to deserve being at risk!! please help anyone if you can. ALSO.. when I cut my finger it didn't bleed and was a surface scratch.. does that... Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...not a patient. My ex is a very careless person. He does not cover up cuts and stuff. But beyond cuts, I am afraid of saliva, tears, urine and feces and blood. I mean what if he leaves something on the toilet seat and they sit in it? I know they... Read more »

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, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »