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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
...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 test you took was a baseline test. It would not indicate whether your... 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 »

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... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boston Globe Examines HIV/AIDS in Zambian Town, HIV/AIDS Hospice Care in Africa

... The Boston Globe on Sunday examined life for young people living in Livingstone, Zambia, where it is hard for them "to trust the future, or Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boston Globe Examines Risks HIV/AIDS Advocates Face While Working in Somalia

... The Boston Globe on Monday examined the risks HIV/AIDS advocates face while providing prevention services in Somalia. According to the Globe Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Globe and Mail Examines Work of Former U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Lewis in Lesotho

... Toronto's Globe and Mail on Monday examined how Stephen Lewis, former United Nations special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, "made Lesotho a Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boston Globe Profiles Advocate Who Promotes HIV/AIDS Awareness Among Teenagers

...certain that I'm saving lives, and I'm enabling kids to do the same," adding, "Every time I leave a kid, I look them in the eye and say: 'You're now a teacher. You have the ability to save lives. Go out and do it' (Baker, Boston Globe , 11/3). ... Read more »
Connect With Others

can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...doc I have not seen any visible signs of blood on her lips when I have started kissing. After 2 days i had an ache near to my eyes(Upper side due to sinusitis blockage).That pain withered away within 5days.Then I had no problem for sometime.Now... Read more »

OCD, eye, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...soap) with fresh water. I did I put my hands under the water and rinsed my nose. As I did this, I through some water inside my eye. now I am afraid that if that stain was blood, then I may have become infected with HIV, because I touched the... Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

possible eye exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...dry, where a large part came on my shirt and a few drops of the water came in my face. I do not remember if a part entered my eyes, but being feared as I am, I would like to know if there is a risk from transmission of HIV if a part of her blood... Read more »