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Hiv Transmission Through Eyes

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HIV transmission through eye splash

I was performing an accu check on an HIV positive patient when a drop of his blood splashed and landed on a spot just beloe my eye lid-but not on the eye lid itself. At first i wiped it off with my gloved right hand, then i later wshed my face. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree with the ER doctor. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact skin. PEP certainly was not warranted. And if there was no chance the blood actually got into your eye, HIV testing would not be warranted either.The... Read more »

HIV transmission from water splash in the eye/s in public restroom

I went to a movie theater yesterday. I was splashed in the eye with water by someone who had just... Read more »

HIV transmission trough blood to eye contact

Is it possible to become infected in the following situation:A person with a bleeding nose wipes... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boston Globe Examines Senegal's "Unheralded Efforts" to Reduce HIV Transmission

The Boston Globe yesterday examined the "largely unheralded efforts" of Senegal to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country, which has "shown how AIDS can be held at bay in places where the disease is a persistent, voracious killer." In 12... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Small Tears in Placenta Likely Associated With Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Study Says

Small tears in the placenta of HIV-positive pregnant women might allow the virus to pass from the woman's blood to the infant during delivery and could play a role in mother-to-child transmission, according to a study published on Tuesday in PLoS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China Eyes 90 Percent Coverage of HIV/AIDS Interventions Among High-Risk Populations

Interventions to prevent and control HIV among China's high-risk groups should grow to 90 percent coverage by 2015, according to a five-year plan adopted by the State Council AIDS Working Committee, which met Friday. Vice Premier Li Keqiang listed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware: HIV Testing Eyed for Accused Sex Offenders

Under a measure being considered by the state Legislature, an accused sex offender would have to submit -- in response to a court order or a request by the alleged victim -- to HIV testing within 48 hours of arrest. As deemed appropriate, defendants... Read more »
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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
Hi;
I am a 25 year male from India.In my country no one gives a proper advise about HIV/AIDS.People feel shy to talk about sex.Thats the reason I am writing to you.Doctor I had sex with a sex worker with double condom 1 month back. The condom... 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 on a... Read more »

spit on eyes and mouth with saliva and black colour blood by an organophosphate poisoning patient

Posted by drsumit, 1 Reply
Respected sir,while working in the emergency department a patient came with organophosphate poisoning with hypersalivation and disoriented while i was inserting ryle's tube he strongly coughed and spit on me with saliva stainned with black colour... Read more »

Dirty Toilet Rim Water in Eye

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was recently went to a unisex toilet, and somehow managed to have some water splash from the rim into my eye. The rim was pretty dirty but didn't have any noticeable blood, but it could have had other body fluids on it. What is the risk here? I... Read more »