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How Many HIV Cases Of Blood To Blood Contact

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blood to blood contact??

Whenever I read about hepatitis or HIV, it says you can get it from blood to blood contact. Someone at my clinic told me it would have to be a wound, someone fighting and hitting each other or the blood spill would have to be a great one. If you...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
We have reported a case of HCV transmission from a fight, but this was a very bloody altercation (Nagami Clinical Infectious Diseases 2011 Feb 1;52(3):361-3). The only other report that I know of like this was about a decade earlier. Thus, HCV... Read more »

What's the chance I've contacted HIV through blood contact?

Today I was down at the beach when two homeless men got into a serious fight. One drew a knife and stabbed the other one before running off. I went on an hour long run and came back to that area to drink from a water fountain. Then someone nearby...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
I'm sorry I'm not qualified to answer transmission problems. My field is benefits and workplace issues.... Read more »

HIV from dried (and washed) blood on clothing "Contact with infected blood"

Good evening Dr. Today a co-worker spilled some blood over my uniform, I know he is HIV+, I have to re-use the uniform because it is a company policy, I know this could even sound silly but I was wondering if is there any risk by using clothes with...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,You have <b>no risk</b> for HIV, for many reasons. HIV can not live outside the body. Likewise, it can not survive going through a wash cycle.Once HIV lives the body it immediately begins to die. While its hard... Read more »

Nightmare blood contact

Dear Dr. Kull. Please. We beg you. Please help us. Help us. We are traveling through China. We hope to get married soon once we get back home. Two nights ago, we had the worst experience of our lives. We were walking on the streets which is...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
This does sound like quite a scary experience for you. If this man was HIV infected, and your mucous membranes (like your mouth) came into contact with his blood, then transmission is possible. If you can, see a doctor about testing for HIV, and... Read more »
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Blood Contact

Posted by Whizkid, 1 Reply
the incident i am talking about originally happened 10 weeks ago while i was sitting out in the ground of my university working on my assignment and there a student of the same uni whom i didnt know came to me and ask me for a spare Pen. i gave it... Read more »

dry blood contact

Posted by Anonymous
Please can someone allay my fears. I went for an HIV test &amp; 20 minutes later on my way home I looked at the palm of my hand it appeared to have a slither of brownish blood not a lot. I licked my finger &amp; rubbed my palm - I inadvertently put... Read more »

Blood Contact

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was wondering if there was a possibility of contracting hiv through a small amount of blood on chapped lips... Read more »

Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am absolutely terrified and I need some help on this. My neighbor is HIV+. He had a few scabs on his knuckles and was punching me in the shoulder just to joke around. When I noticed the scabs (not until an hour or so later), I went home and... Read more »