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Is Blood The Most Common Source Of Hbv And Hiv In The Workplace

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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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contact with blood from unknown source

Please can you help I am feeling very upset scared and like throwing loads of things away that I can't afford to replace. This morning I went to a shop and when I went to pay there was what looked like fresh blood on the chip and pin machine I...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIRest easy this is not a way for HIV transmission to occur. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly... Read more »

Workplace exposure and HIV PEP?

Dear Dr. Frascino, I am a surgery resident in Philadelphia, Pa, and I have a couple of questions regarding an incidnet that I was involved with recently. I was teaching some med students how to do a debridement and dressing change on a patient...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Dr. Shaw,1.The fingernail bed is not a mucous membrane. I'd suggest you review your old dermatology and anatomy notes from medical school.2."Microscopic lacerations" around the fingernail are not considered a risk for HIV... Read more »

"the blood pool" workplace HIV exposure

Hi Doc, you are truly the best. Keep up the great work.I keep trying to convince a friend that their exposure risk was zero, maybe he will listen to you. He has fallen into a depression because of this, and is terrified of HIV. This happened two...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your friend's HIV risk is nonexistent. If he remains worried, let alone terrified and depressed, he should get an HIV rapid test at the three-month mark. The results will undoubtedly be negative. However, this may be the most efficient... Read more »

would like to confirm facts as the wiki and forums seem to be an unreliable source

just want to confirm these facts as other forums seem to be just poeple guessing so i thought i would ask the real experts once HIV and hep blood is dry is the virus dead can you get HIV or other blood born diseases from touching dry HIV positive...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Once HIV leaves the body, it starts to die. Within a minutes time, it would be unable to infect you. Hepatitis can live in dried blood for up to four days, depending on which strain it is. Having a fresh, open cut could pose a possible... Read more »
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Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »

Reliable source!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Listen People!!! People should be tested after 3 years of exposure.... Read more »

Confirmed Source Positive / I am so Scared!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello all,

First, I must say that I have been reading this forum for the last couple of days and I think this is such a great thing. Thanks to all that have supplied many answers to those in need.

So, here is my story. On Friday March 8, 2002 I met... Read more »

Multi-infections of HBV, HCV, HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This sounds like science fiction, but.....
I have infected with HBV for around 20 years or so. The same applies to Hiv+. HCV occured about 16 years ago. I have no trouble with either of the HCV or HBV after initial liver enzyme elevation and... Read more »