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How Much Blood Is Required To Contract Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...CDC has not yet been able to establish how the transmission took place. No additional studies have found any evidence of transmission from provider to patient in health care settings. CDC has documented rare cases of patients contracting HIV in health care settings from infected donor tissue. Most of these cases occurred due to failures in following universal precautions and infection control guidelines. Most also occurred early in the HIV...
Ask the Experts

Hcv from mans laceration

Dr,I live in Chicago and the other day I was walking home when a homeless man from a drug rehab center came out and asked for money. I told him I didn't have any (which I didn't) and shook his hand bye. When I got to a more lit area I saw I had...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Blood borne viruses usually require blood so blood exposure - blood on intact skin would not lead to virus transmission. Read more »

Improper procudure for drawing blood??

Hello Dr. Bob!I recently went to a walk-in clinic where the doctor wanted blood drawn.A very muscular male nurse came in to do the job. Without gloves on, he tied the rubber band around my arm, and began feeling for the vein.Once he found it, he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...notice until the procedure was done (I cannot watch the needle). I inquired about this, and it is only a recommendation (not a requirement). So then the OCD kicked in, and I became worried that something somehow went into my arm. Although I did... Read more »

hiv status foreign job contract renewl

last march 2006 I tested hiv positive.I am receiving councelling and medical supervision in my native country.I am employed in a foreign country and my employment contract requires that I pass a hiv antibody screening test every three years.My next...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,No, unfortunately there is no way (including blood transfusion) to change HIV-antibody status.I would suggest you begin working with an HIV-knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer Read more »

No HIV in boold culture

Thanks for being here. I may have contracted no more than 8 years ago. Three years ago I was told I was HIV+. I had both ELI and WB test and was confirmed. My 1st visit to the Dr. my VL was 540 and cd4 1040. Since that time my VL has been less than...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...viral load in the blood plasma, some kinds of blood culture techniques will be negative and others will be positive. The latter require very sophisticated testing to get infectious virus out of the blood cells. This is usually not something that... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...needle exchange programs since 1993. Localities in California can also choose to allow local pharmacies to sell syringes without requiring a prescription. Many localities have taken these important steps to expand access to sterile syringes, but... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...However, this test is being increasingly used to detect recent infection at the viral load 'spike' that occurs when HIV is first contracted. This is usually at 2 -- 4 weeks after infection. Although a letter of diagnosis and actual treatment is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thailand: No Promotion for HIV/AIDS Workers -- Study

...projects that more than 11,750 Thais will become infected with HIV this year. Of the estimated 1 million residents believed to have contracted HIV, 550,000 are still living. Back to other news for November 2009 Search the Newsroom archive... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Colo. Senate Passes Bill Requiring HIV Testing for Pregnant Women

... The Colorado Senate on Wednesday approved a bill ( S.B. 179 ) requiring HIV testing for pregnant women to prevent mother-to-child-transmission of the virus, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports. Read more »
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hiv question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...If hiv is so fragile and can't be caught easiliy only under certain circumstances. what are those certain circumstances? Does the viral Read more »

Question about Oral Sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What is the risk of exposure to HIV from Oral Sex (giving) - but stopping after tasting some precome. My Doctor told me risk exposure is about 1 in 10,000. Read more »


Posted by mental_case, 2 Replies
...helped me) a little anyway. By Joel E. Gallant, M.D., M.P.H. (02-Mar-1999) Is it true that some other STDs are easier to contract than hiv? Why is this the case? Most STDs are easier to contract than HIV. With syphilis and herpes, you have... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply the doctors today and he told me that besides syphilis, HIV and hepatitis which require blood tests I didn't look as if I contracted any other STDs. He said that at this moment I didn't have any but because the incubation period is one month... Read more »