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touching wet blood on floor

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
These blood fears are sickening but here goes:

About 6-7 months ago in capoeira class I was doing a hand stand and there was a spot of blood on the floor. I accidentally got one of my fingers in it. I wiped it off on my pants as there was no water. I... Read more »

Rubbing And Wetness

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently visited a prostitute about 10 weeks back.When i got to her apartment and met her she had a rash all over her upperbody and a white coating on her tounge.She offered me sex but i was nervouse with what i had seen so just settled for... Read more »

a considerable amount of HIV blood in a glass

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am wondering if 20-30 ml of wet HIV-infected blood remained in a glass for more than twelve hours, will the blood be still infectious even if it is still wet after that 12 hours?? Read more »

dry blood contact

Posted by Anonymous
Please can someone allay my fears. I went for an HIV test & 20 minutes later on my way home I looked at the palm of my hand it appeared to have a slither of brownish blood not a lot. I licked my finger & rubbed my palm - I inadvertently put... Read more »
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Wet blood on toilet system

Hi ! Thanks so much for reading , I'm wondering about a situation that's just happened.Basically about 24 hours ago I noticed a wet blood spot ontop of the toilet right next to the flush it was about the size of a 5p I decided to leave it...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Sounds like a lot of "ifs"This is a no risk situation. Blood needs to go from person to person, because HIV cannot live outside the body. Doesn't matter if it gets wet or stays wet. Minutes after HIV leaves the body, it's dead... Read more »

Wet blood

From the many questions in the forum, I understand that as long as there is no immediate contact with infectious fluid, there is no risk as the HIV is destroyed by oxygen right?But I am not quite sure what is meant by immediate contact. Does this...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Good question. Wet blood is a sign that oxygen has not yet reached all the cells in the blood spill, so it must be treated as potentially infectious. If that blood contains either HIV or hepatitis B, exposing it to a break in your own skin or to a... Read more »

How long does HIV survive outside the body wet or dried?

Essentially my father in law lives with us (we take care of him) He is HIV positive. This morning when I used the bathroom and stood up there was blood on the toilet seat which I sat on. I have researched as much as I can and the numbers are...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereViruses alive inside cells and must have the nutrients of a cell to remain alive. Outside a body, the virus is fragile and dies within minutes if it is allowed to dry up. HIV can survive longer in environments where blood or semen is... Read more »

HIV and wet environment

HelloI have a question regarding HIV. I received oral sex from a sex worker for about 10 minutes with a condom. But after finishing that, I didnt take out my condom for about 15 minutes so the condom touched my underwear in that period, and the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Risk of HIV from an exposure like you described is essentially zero.... Read more »
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HIV-Positive Blood Mistakenly Used for Transfusions, Blood Products in Korea, Health Ministry Says

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 80% of People Worldwide Do Not Have Access to Safe Blood; Contaminated Blood Causes 5% of HIV Infections in Africa

About 80% of people worldwide do not have access to safe blood and contaminated blood causes about 5% of all new HIV infections in Africa, the World Health Organization announced on Tuesday, which is the first World Blood Donor Day , Xinhua/... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

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