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Hiv Risk From Blood Spatter In Eyes

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...infection, you should take steps to prevent getting infected. People recently infected (within the past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and refers you to other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid any...
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eye splash exposure with HIV and hepatitis infected blood

I had an exposure to blood from a pt who was both HIV positive and Hepatitis C positive blood. He was receiving continuous dialysis and his blood splashed into my face and both eyes during a flush. I immediately washed my face and flushed out both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...began a course of PEP within three hours. We don't have statistics for hepatitis C transmission resulting from an occupational eye splash; however, it is also extremely low. Unfortunately there is no post-exposure prophylaxis for hepatitis C. You... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted from spit in the eyes?

I was wondering if HIV can be transmitted from spit in eyes? My son who is in grade school was spat on by a kid who has the HIV virus. Afterwords, my son washed his face. The kid in question was born with the virus. I am extremely worried.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Saliva/spit that does not contain visible blood is not felt to be a significant HIV risk. Even if trace blood were present, the risk of HIV acquisition via this route would be extremely remote at best.Dr. Bob Read more »

Medical student blood splash (droplets?) to eye from HCV/HIV positive patient during orthopedic procedure

I am a medical student who had a blood splash to one eye (at least one droplet) from a splash caused by the saw during an orthopedic surgery. I was watching the surgery from about 5 feet away when the droplet traveled to me eye. The patient had a ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...is understandable that you have been "a bundle of nerves", but it is now time to let go and celebrate. You were never at high risk from the start. You have been tested adequately. There is no need to test at 12 months whatsoever. Prolonged... Read more »

Medical student blood splash (droplets?) to eye from HCV/HIV positive patient during orthopedic procedure

I am a medical student who had a blood splash to one eye (at least one droplet) from a splash caused by the saw during an orthopedic surgery. I was watching the surgery from about 5 feet away when the droplet traveled to me eye. The patient had a ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Please do not get any more testing. You are done!Your risk was extremely low in the first place. Your testing is complete. Enjoy the rest of your medical school education. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

...and cell membranes, to protectorgans and to lubricate some moving body parts. However, too muchfat in the blood increases the risk of heart disease orpancreatitis. Triglycerides are the most common form of fat in the body.Cholesterol is another... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increasing Numbers of Blood Collection Centers in Parts of China Contributing to Spread of HIV, Boston Globe Reports

...of blood-collection centers in parts of China is posing a threat to vulnerable populations and placing them at an increased risk of HIV transmission, some Chinese HIV/AIDS advocates have said recently, the Boston Globe reports. Some... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...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... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...more likely to occur if the CD4 cell count is above 400 at the time of starting HIV treatment for the first time. The greatest risk of liver problems is during the first six weeks of treatment with Viramune. Your health care provider should... Read more »
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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...penis.However there were no visible wounds on my foreskin.Also while kissing doctor I have noticed that a very small drop of blood( as small as l grain of powered salt) coming from the lips of the lady.I stopped kissing as soon as I have... Read more »

possible eye exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello. I would like to know if there is risk in the following situation which I experienced a few months ago. I have a fear to blood and contracting HIV for the last couple of years, just for your info. A few months a go, on a warm day I went... Read more »

OCD, eye, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...soap was liquid and was in a plastic container. I noticed some stains on the container and I started obsessing there could be blood. I thoroughly checked the stains: two of them were large and yellowish in color. They looked as if they were glue... Read more »

HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...between the nail and the skin on her index finger (which she had near my eyes was bleeding, the cuticle) it wasnt like dripping blood the blood was just there so i think her blood may have got into her eye from that cut? If blood from her finger... Read more »