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How Long Is Hiv Alive In Spilled Blood

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Can blood spill on floor cause infection?

Hi im a phlebotomist i work for a hematology/ oncology doc abd i think i am suffering from anxiety and ocd desorders due to what i have seen at work. My question is can blood spill on floor cause infection or transmitt infection? There has been a...
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Thanks for your question,The problem isn't whether there are blood spills on the floor but rather if infectious blood gets inside your body. That's going to depend on a couple things: how long the blood's been around (did it just come... Read more »

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Hello doctorMy roommate recently got HIV. Doctor talked to her about basic precaution to take when... Read more »
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anxiety is eating me alive!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have read several posts on this board and I feel so stupid for waiting so long to test for hiv. So many of you got tested as soon as you could and I think that is so impressive because I am shaking right now just thinking of it. It has been... Read more »

wow new pills.....and spills

Posted by alive2
i just started back on pills again and i forgot how much a pain in the azz they are but, i guess being sick isnt the way for me.
i was out the other day, i seen a freind i used to work with and he was in need of 5 minutes of work from me to help him... Read more »

Feel like I'm getting eaten alive

Posted by frank74, 5 Replies
Sometimes I feel like a hollow shell-damaged goods that no one wants. Other days I feel okay.
I feel like a fool that doesn't deserve meds Read more »

This is eating me alive.

Posted by SuddenlyTragic, 1 Reply
I'm a 21 year old man, with quite a few worries....and the Internet has made them worse. I've been almost obsessively trying to find some kind of diagnosis, for what my body's been doing- for some piece of mind. It starts as a very poor, drunken... Read more »