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How Likely Is It To Get HIV From Blood Splash

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Blood Splash to the eye from an HIV patient

I was day 8 on my treatment when I e-mailed. I was trying so hard to find ways and means to stay on it. I stopped taking the Reglan the following day beacause of its side effects and was vomiting at 2:30 in the morning by Wednesday. I called the...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This response is 3 weeks after your post so I trust you are returning to normal. I don't think that you made the wrong decision to stop therapy. Intolerable side effects are just that and you can't continue prophylaxis at any expense.... Read more »

Blood Splash to the eye from an HIV patient.

I was starting an IV for a patient when upon pulling out the cannula (good blood return but could... Read more »

Risk of transmission during laparoscopic splash in hiv positive pt

What is the risk for surgeon during laparoscopic splash.Recenly Iwas doing laparoscopy since my... Read more »
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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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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The number of AIDS cases in Japan is slowly increasing, and the number of HIV-positive people in the country is estimated to be higher than the number reported, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. In 2003, the government recorded 336 new AIDS cases but... Read more »
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Would it be obvious(Basically, what would it feel like) if someone else's blood got in your eye.

Posted by AZT, 2 Replies
Would it be obvious(Basically, what would it feel like) if someone else's blood got in your eye. Read more »

Blood splash risk?

Posted by lizzy, 1 Reply
So I am probably worrying over nothing. I work in a lab and felt very stupid as was not wearing gloves at the time. I was uncapping blood samples and whilst doing so a couple of drops of serum (blood) flicked onto my thumb. I washed it thoroughly... Read more »

What's it gonna be like?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everybody. I'm writing from Europe, Italy. I'm 28 and I was diagnosed with HIV just two weeks ago; I didn't expect it because I've had no symptoms so far. It was like a fist in my chest, my mind was reeling as I felt like falling from the 7th... Read more »

Are HIV- women or men more likely to be accepting of you being HIV+

Posted by PozInOrlando, 1 Reply
I am recently HIV+ and it seems based on what I read about and have heard that men who are HIV- tend to be more accepting of a woman who's HIV+ than the other way around when it comes to serodiscordant relationships

Do yo think when it comes to... Read more »