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Hiv Risk After Blood On Surface I Sat On

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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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hiv hipatitis b,c

can you get hepatitis b,c from environmental surfaces for example i bought a candy in a store and while i was eating the candy my inner lips, were the mucus membranes are touched the external part of the candy wrapper that could have been...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Absolutely no risk. HBV and HCV are spread by blood to blood exposure. Read more »

OCD, HIV, and Donation

Hi doctor, first I'd like to donate some money to your foundation, which I will do so first thing before work tomorrow morning! I just had a quick question for you...I have pretty bad OCD about HIV, I had taken 10 Rapid tests in 3 months at HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your concerns about visiting HIV clinics, touching doorknobs or other inanimate objects and using the restroom facilities are completely unwarranted. If HIV were Read more »

blood in nail

I went to test adipose in my blood at a local clinic.After coming out I saw no blood im my hand but 4-5 hours after that I noticed redness like dried blood in my long nail.Then I was scared about hiv if I rubbed eyes or picked nose from that.I fear...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...HIV cannot be transmitted by contact with environmental surfaces. There is no risk associated with touching things. Read more »

Risk of HIV infection from blood test

I went for a blood test at a pathology lab upon recommendation by a doctor. My concern is that I am not sure if the person taking my blood used the right procedures and hence put me at risk for HIV infection. I am however absolutely sure that she...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, the HIV virus cannot be picked up by the needle from the plastic surface and introduced into your blood. Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...or common cold. People with HIV are more likely to get complications from the flu, such as pneumonia. They are also at higher risk of dying from the flu. Therefore, people living with HIV are considered a priority group to get a flu shot in order... Read more »
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Selzentry

...anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. While no increased risk of infections or cancer was seen in clinical trials, Selzentry affects other immune system cells and could... Read more »
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CD4 Cell Tests

...and heart disease. Overall, these deaths are decreasing. However, research shows a clear link between lower CD4 counts and the risk of death. The Bottom Line Because they are such an important indicator of the strength of the immune system,... Read more »
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cut and blood ?

Posted by aggdog91, 1 Reply
...my bf got a got a cut from a door he can not tell if its his blood or not or if he even got a cut he does not know what to do is there anything to do about this 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 »

hiv exposer from a eviromental surface.

Posted by shayshay, 2 Replies
...Hi, can a person get hiv if a drop of blood get on their virgan from a tiolet seat. I had a Naat test after 3-weeks neg and a 9-week Orasure Advaned neg also. What are my Read more »

Could I have been at risk?

Posted by BillyC, 4 Replies
...am asking is if anyone can help me with advice to overcome this fear and move on. Or does anyone think I was ever truely at risk? Thank you all for the time. Read more »