How Much Blood Is Needed To Get Infected
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Chicago Black Gay Mens CaucusThanks 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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Thanks for your kind comments!Your concerns about HIV transmission via dried blood are unwarranted. This question comes up fairly frequently. See below.Stay well.Dr. BobBlood In BedMar 25, 2009Dear Dr,I know questions of dried blood have been... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello.Sharing syringes is a very bad idea. Even "just a couple of drops" of fresh HIV-tainted blood could result in HIV transmission. The CDC's estimated per-act statistical risk for acquiring HIV from needle-sharing injections --... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your post.Based on what you told me, you would be at little, if any, risk of HIVinfection. This is because the HIV virus will NOT live outside the body formore than a few minutes. Also, once the body fluid that contains HIV... Read more »
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Posted by gabby12345, 1 ReplyHello.
This is my story, It is extremely stupid and I'm aware of that.
Last Thursday (5 days ago) I wondered off from my friends during the course of a heavy drinking session. I remember very little, but I do know that I ended up with a homeless... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI have physical signs of possible hiv infection but tested negative on hiv1 several times after the 6 month period. Signs are purpura marking on fingertips and soles of feet, white hairy tongue and creamy looking cheeks of mouth. My last blood... Read more »
Posted by panic05, 5 RepliesI got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.
Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »
Posted by chrisenquist, 1 ReplyOne week ago, I visited a lab to get my blood test done. I noticed that the lab technician had blood stains on his gloves. Never thought of asking him to change the gloves. But after few days, I realized that the blood stains in his gloves could... Read more »
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