How Much Blood Required To Transmit Hiv

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HIV in Prisons and Jails

...appropriate care in jail or prison. Prisoners With HIV Infection Like the general population, many prisoners may not know if they are infected with HIV. Not all prisons and jails offer HIV testing. In others, testing is required. About 15 state prisons require testing at entry. A few require it during custody. Others require testing before release. Testing positive in a prison or jail facility may cause problems based on the rules of...
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Why are blood donation requirements so stringent?

Why are the requirements to give blood so stringent? Like one incident of gay sex 30 years ago is enough to rule you out, even after testing negative to HIV?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Excellent question for which there is no scientific (or even logical) answer! Check out the information in the chapter on blood donation in the archives of this forum.Dr. Bob Read more »

can i get aids through receiving oral sex?

Hi Dr.i received oral sex from one girl for 10 to 15 seconds this case there is no blood in my penis or no blood in her mouth.after a month i went for hiv/aids checking and there is hiv negative. so i want to know in my case is there any...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...which is good news. I would suggest repeat testing at 3 months. If your result is negative at that time, no further testing is required. You should also note that oral sex can lead to the transmission of other STDs such as syphilis and... Read more »

hiv info

how long do hiv germs survive in a drop of blood as well as on blood stains exposed to air
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...HIV does not survive outside the body very well. It requires intimate contact or injection with a needle to transmit it. Read more »

hiv transmission

hi, my question is i had a friend stay at my house and she slept in my daughters bed, when i went to change the sheets i noticed blood on them also i noticed blood on a towel. im terrified my daughter touched the blood and then touch her eyes or had...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, she is not at risk. Casual contact like this does not transmit HIV. Intimate contact is required, such as sexual contact or injecting infected blood. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Government Not Enforcing Legal Requirement to Test Blood, HIV/AIDS Advocate Says

... The Chinese government is not enforcing a nationwide mandate that requires HIV testing for blood used in transfusions, Wan Yanhai, head of the Beijing Aizhixing Institute of Health Education, said on Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Province Announces Law Requiring People Who Might Have Exposed Emergency Workers to HIV to Undergo Blood Test

... Officials in Alberta, Canada, last week announced a new law that will require people who might have exposed emergency workers to HIV or other infectious diseases to submit a blood test if ordered by a judge, Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...and pre-diabetes. The A1C test is already used to monitor blood glucose levels. One advantage of this test is that it doesn't require fasting. Who Is at Risk for Diabetes? Anyone can get diabetes. However, certain factors may increase your... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, saliva, and tears. To obtain data on the survival of HIV, laboratory studies have required the use of artificially high concentrations of laboratory-grown virus. Although these unnatural concentrations of... Read more »