Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

How Much Blood Is Needed To Contract Hiv

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

chances of contracting through body contact

how small of a droplet of blood is needed to contract the hiv virus? a fellow nurse at work was brushed up against by a cna who has aids virus,also i need to know the confidentiality laws in regards to aids and the work place. thankyou dm
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...The issue is not how small the blood droplet is. The issue is that it can't do any HIV-related harm unless it comes into immediate, intimate contact with another person's bloodstream or mucous membranes. Confidentiality Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted from body fluids (including blood) splash

Hello. I am a nurse in the CV-ICU (cardiovascular ICU) and a few days ago we had an HIV positive... Read more »

Feeling like im always contracting hiv from bizzare conditons

Dr Bob, I want to start of by saying I am 23, I never engaged in any sexual act and never did any... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nineteen HIV-Positive People in China Win Compensation From Hospital After Contracting Virus From Unscreened Blood

...1998 ban on blood sales and also will make collection centers responsible for the safety of donated blood ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 12/22/05). Details of Case, Reaction Fifteen hospital patients, the largest single group of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rep. Price Introduces Bill That Would Compensate Individuals Who Contracted HIV Through Blood Transfusions

...Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) has introduced legislation ( HR 2837 ) that would compensate people who contracted HIV from contaminated blood transfusions and other medical procedures, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Price introduced Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

USA Today Examines HIV/AIDS Among Hemophiliacs, History of Virus in U.S. Blood Supply

... USA Today on Wednesday examined HIV/AIDS among hemophiliacs and the history of the virus in the U.S. blood supply. Hemophilia, a condition in which a person's blood Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) ... Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 1 Reply
...Hi there, I have a had a fear of AIDS for the past 6 years. So bad that I could not study for my final exams. this fear is not due to unprotected casual sex or needles, Read more »

blood in mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Ive been taking a class on culture and illness of pain and we recently talked about HIV. I was tested two years back and negative (I had no suspicion but did it anyways). However now I find myself out of my mind wondering/worrying Read more »

how much blood does it take to become positive

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...if you were making out with a girl who was hiv positive, and she realized she was bleeding when you were making out with her, what are the chances the negative person would Read more »