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How Long Does Hiv Tainted Blood Stay Active

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HIV infection risk from tainted medical ointment?

Hi, I'm having hemorrhoid and anal fissure treatment at a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic where the doctors use forceps to insert ointment coated swabs into the anal canal. I think that occasionally the instrument is dipped into the...
Shannon Southall

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Hi HIV begins to die once it leaves the body and becomes unable to infect. The risk of HIV transmission happening during this procedure is extremely low to no risk at all. There would have to be a significant amount of blood in the ointment that... Read more »

Tainted Otoscope?

Hi Shannon,If a doctor do not sterilize his otoscope before checking my partner ears, possible for... Read more »

Could my labs be tainted?

Maybe this question belongs in the strange but true category. My viral load has gone from 4000 to... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Doctor at Center of Canadian Tainted Blood Scandal Must Stand Trial Despite Poor Health, Judge Says

A Canadian judge on Wednesday ruled that a doctor accused of allowing an HIV-positive blood-clotting product to be administered to hemophilia patients will stand trial despite his poor health, the CP/ Ottawa Sun reports. Roger Perrault, former... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Taiwanese Hemophiliacs File Lawsuit Against Bayer Over Blood-Clotting Products Allegedly Made With HIV-Tainted Blood

Lawyers representing seven Taiwanese citizens on Thursday filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court in Los Angeles against the U.S. unit of Bayer and four other pharmaceutical companies, alleging that the companies knowingly sold blood-clotting... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philippines: HIV-Tainted Blood Donations Continue to Increase

The Philippine National AIDS Council posted data from the latest Philippine HIV/AIDS Registry on its Web site showing that the number of units of donated blood contaminated with HIV rose by 18 percent in 2012. The data, as recorded by the Research... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Tainted Donor Blood Infects Two

Two people were infected with HIV this year after receiving blood from a donor whose disease went undetected by Florida Blood Services (FBS), the Tampa Bay area's primary blood bank. FBS revealed the discovery Thursday and stressed that the area's... Read more »
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Stay Strong Stay Strong -you may be negative.

Posted by magnum, 1 Reply
I have delayed getting tested for 10 years.

I am a black male. I had unprotected sex with a sex worker in Atlanta, and contracted gonorrhea in 1999.

One week later I got the worst sore throat I ever had.

Four years later, I got post nasal drip from... Read more »

How to stay upbeat?

Posted by kclost, 3 Replies
Hi everybody. I've been all over the place emotionally since finding out, but reading over this board has helped. One thing I've noticed is a kind of sharp divide between people who seem to have a great outlook and trying to live normal lives, and... Read more »

What Are You Doing to Stay in Shape?

Posted by vripley, 12 Replies
Hi all,

I'm fascinated with how fitness and wellness have helped me to stay around on this pale blue dot we affectionately call, Earth. So what kind of fitness related training do you participate in to stay healthy, fit, and alive?

I'll start with my... Read more »

What activities are safe?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently got tested and thankfully it was negative. Now I want to stay that way, but I'd still like to have "fun". I also want to avoid all the other STD's besides HIV. So now I'm trying to make a list of safe things that I can do. If anyone has... Read more »