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Is Blood Splash Safe

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is blood splash injury to eye safe?

i was splashed in the face with bloody saline while cleaning a suction tube , is transmition rare due to saline mixture or still a chance? thank you...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hello and thanks for posting.While this is a lower risk exposure, bloody body fluid contact with eyes is considered a possible risk. I'd suggest follow up with your employee health providers.BY... Read more »

Safe practices after blood splash

Hey Doc,My wife is a nurse and was splashed last week with HIV positive blood, with a few drops to... Read more »

Dentist's assistant splashed with combo of some blood & water irrigation

While having a tooth cavity repaired today, the Dentist's assistant received several drops of... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 80% of People Worldwide Do Not Have Access to Safe Blood; Contaminated Blood Causes 5% of HIV Infections in Africa

About 80% of people worldwide do not have access to safe blood and contaminated blood causes about 5% of all new HIV infections in Africa, the World Health Organization announced on Tuesday, which is the first World Blood Donor Day , Xinhua/... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Safe is the Blood Supply in the United States?

The U.S. blood supply is among the safest in the world. Nearly all people infected with HIV through blood transfusions received those transfusions before 1985, the year HIV testing began for all donated blood. The Public Health Service has... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Safe Is the Blood Supply in the United States?

The U.S. blood supply is among the safest in the world. Nearly all people infected with HIV through blood transfusions received those transfusions before 1985, the year HIV testing began for all donated blood. The Public Health Service has... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wall Street Journal Profiles Organization Helping African Countries Secure Safe Blood Supplies to Prevent Spread of HIV

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday profiled the Safe Blood for Africa Foundation , which was founded in 1999 to help African countries establish safe blood supplies to prevent the spread of HIV. SBAF provides countries with millions of... Read more »
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Blood splash risk?

Posted by lizzy, 1 Reply
So I am probably worrying over nothing. I work in a lab and felt very stupid as was not wearing gloves at the time. I was uncapping blood samples and whilst doing so a couple of drops of serum (blood) flicked onto my thumb. I washed it thoroughly... Read more »

how safe is safe sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies




I've read on reliable websites (webmd.com) that using a latex condom is 98-100 effective in preventing HIV infection. Has anyone ever been infected with HIV after having protected sex where there was no break or slips in the condom? Is it safe to... Read more »

How Safe Is Safe?

Posted by dancin_man, 4 Replies
I am newly diagnosed gay male who is trying to navigate his way through dealing with this process. Obviously testing positive brings up a whole array of issues dealing with sex, and I wanted to use this forum to raise my issues/questions, and get... Read more »

SAFE SEX?

Posted by tym4usjohnny, 1 Reply
I am engaged to a wonderful man that has hemophilia and became HIV+ through blood products. I am HIV-. What exactly is SAFE SEX? As a nurse, I understand the "use a condom everytime", "avoid body fluids" jargon. I understand that we must use condoms... Read more »