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Hiv Infected Blood And Skin Contact

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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
...to pose a risk. However, if you are worried, the option to get tested is always available to you. As a general rule, when in contact with potentially infected bodily fluids, gloves should be worn as a precautionary measure.Simon, thank you for... Read more »

Do you think this site is a bit paranoid?

I was looking up blood contact, I think it is very confusing, seems each site has different... Read more »

Blood under toilet seat

I was at work and went to the restroom. I used one of those seat covers they provide now and... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...breast milk from a woman who is not infected to feed their babies. Fact Sheet 611 has more information on HIV and pregnancy. Contact With Blood HIV is one of many diseases that can be transmitted by blood. Be careful if you are helping someone... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...transmitted by being scratched? Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected person? Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...HIV, there is no risk. An "undetectable viral load" (see Fact Sheet 125 ) does NOT mean "no HIV infection." If there is no contact with blood or sexual fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...exposure to HIV. The following situations are considered serious exposure: Exposure to a large amount of blood; Blood came in contact with cuts or open sores on the skin; Blood was visible on a needle that stuck someone; and Exposure to blood... Read more »
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I will get hiv? *DELETED*

Posted by feelalive, 1 Reply
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navy testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...does the navy test annually for HIv 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 »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
...I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility. Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the Read more »