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Hiv Transmission From A Vial

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Open blood vial, risk of transmission?

Hi Dr. Hightow-Weidman,I've incessantly perused the archives looking for an answer to my question but have yet to come across anyone in a similar situation. So here goes it:If a vial or test tube of blood was exposed to air (no cap or toppper)...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello there-While it is impossible to say exactly how long HIV would take to die in the setting of a vial of blood, it is very unlikely (impossible really) to have a drop of blood infect you through chapped skin on your wrists. At 9 weeks your test... Read more »

can the control positive vial at the HIV ELISA kit transmitt HIV infection if contacted skin

Dear Prof RobertI need your expert opinion about the possibility of HIV transmission by skin or... Read more »

Does sharing vial of steroid(testosterone 400) risky for HIV AND hapitatis

HiI am anxious. I used to take steroid, i never shared needles, all the needles were packeged from... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wanted: Multiuse Vial Rule in New York

US Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to take up the safety issues surrounding multidose medicine vials. His request follows the recent case of Dr. Harvey Finkelstein of Dix Hills, who placed more than 10,000... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Targeting an Infection Risk; State Health Commissioner Calls on FDA to Ban Multidose Vials After Hepatitis C Incident

The Food and Drug Administration should work towards eliminating the manufacture and distribution of medications in multidose vials due to the risk of contamination, New York Health Commissioner Richard Daines said yesterday. Daines was one of nine... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vertical Transmission Second Leading Cause of HIV Transmission in Uganda, Researchers Say

Mother-to-child transmission is the second most common method of HIV transmission in Uganda after sexual intercourse, researchers said last week at the launch of a vertical transmission prevention program in the country's Jinja district, Uganda's ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Head: Problems at Nevada Clinic Could Be "Tip of Iceberg"

A Las Vegas clinics reuse of syringes and medication vials may reflect a more widespread practice across the country, CDCs director said Monday in Washington. Nevada health officials are trying to contact about 40,000 patients who had procedures at... Read more »
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Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply
is it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
Before you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk.
What is HIV?
How is HIV transmitted? Read more »

HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »