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Hiv Transmission Mucous Membranes

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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
...Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV indicate the average risk for HIV transmission after a mucous membrane exposure is approximately 0.09%. Your transmission risk is significantly decreased, as you began a... Read more »

splash blood into eye

I am a healthcare profession and one day i took out the iv lock from a patient and accidentially a... Read more »

HIV transmission thru urethra

Hi there, about 4 weeks ago I had some contact with the anal fluids of another guy. I was going to... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of HIV Possibly Associated with Exposure of Mucous Membrane to Contaminated Blood

...of transmission could not be determinedwith certainty, the most likely possibility is that the woman wasinfected through her mucous membrane by exposure to blood in herpartner's saliva. This exposure most likely occurred during "deepkissing." ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increasing Risk of HIV Among Older People, Doctors Failing to Diagnose Cases in Population, WHO Study Says

...reports that older women may be at a higher risk for HIV transmission from unprotected sex because of thinning of the vaginal mucous membrane -- which gives natural lubrication -- that comes with aging. According to the study, the life... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into the blood-stream (from a needle or syringe) for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women Who Have Sex With Women

...of female-to-male transmission 1 indicate that vaginal secretions and menstrual blood are potentially infectious and that mucous membrane (for example, oral, vaginal) exposure to these secretions has the potential to lead to HIV infection. ... Read more »
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Still Afraid... What Do I Do?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I posted several days ago... one of the MANY questioners about the risk of kissing someone who MAY be HIV+. I have read all of the posts by Dr. Reznick and Mr. Kull and know that the chances of infection are not high.... (contact Read more »

gmann- please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
PLEASE RESPOND TO MY POST OF KISSING WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE, I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR OPINION. Read more »

I need some advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...guy who I later found out was a bisexual (I am a woman). He assured me later that he gets tested regularly for STDs including HIV and has never had a positive result. He also said that he has always practiced safe sex but I'm really scared in... Read more »

symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...bruises (i seem to bruise easily), and red, splotchy, pimply uppper arms. All of this about 5 months after a possible exposure to HIV. The exposure was receiving oral sex from a man with possible bleeding gums. I do not know his HIV status. I... Read more »