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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Blood On Hand

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Freaked out over blood on hands (possibly)

Who is right? I am freaked out, I contacted you before but my question was not chosen so I am trying again. My husband assisted an injured person, he wore gloves but one of them had broke towards the wrist. He removed his gloves, I tried to get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Little Miss "It's All About Me,"You wish he had never helped the injured person??? Hmm . . . how kind and compassionate of you! What if it had been you or your husband who was hurt, bleeding and in need of assistance??? Would... Read more »

HIV risk from (possible) blood left on already cooked food "Bloody Brussels"

My roommate was cooking dinner the other night when she cut her finger pretty badly. She noticed... Read more »

Possible Blood Contact

I was waiting on a customer and he handed me his license, I then noticed he was bleeding heavily... Read more »
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HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

Republican Leaders Have Blood on Their Hands: Sign Petition to Remove Ban on Federal Needle-Exchange Funds

"It took AIDS activists 21 years to get Congress to restore federal funding for local programs that supply clean needles to drug users. It's taken Republicans a couple of months of hardball negotiations to get the ban reinstated." -- Bob Egelko, ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Louisiana: HIV, Hepatitis C Often Go Hand in Hand, Experts Say

New Orleans and Baton Rouge are among the 10 US cities that have the highest HIV rates, according to recent surveillance reports. In 2006, 7 percent of Louisiana residents with hepatitis C virus were co-infected with HIV. However, actual... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas Man Sues After Being Infected with HIV from Transfusion

David Autrey, a ranch hand infected with HIV from blood donated in San Antonio, Texas, has filed a $100 million negligence lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed March 15 in Dallas, San Antonio TV station KMOL reported Thursday night. The lawsuit names... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Explores Possible Risks of HIV Transmission Despite Successful Treatment

The use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) prevents replication of HIV in the blood; however, a recent study indicates that shedding of HIV may continue in semen, so individuals undergoing ART can infect others through unprotected sexual intercourse. ... Read more »
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Blood on hands= HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Last week I went to a concert and there a guy busted his head open. I didnt come into contact with him and they took him off to get it checked. A few minutes later I saw him and we shook hands because we thought the band was good. Anyways I noticed... Read more »

HELP ! HELP ! Possible HIV Infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This incident happened in a fast-food joint on 14 Jul 2000. It is my habit to rinse my mouth after every meal hence I went to toilet.

I squirted some "hand-wash" from its dispenser and proceeded to wash my hands then filled my mouth with tap-water... Read more »

Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
I wrote awhile back outlining a one-time risky exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of... Read more »

Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello,

Hope someone can enlighten me on this encounter I had.

I've come across a stranger in the men's public toilet on 21 Apr 99, he was 'sort of' stroking his private parts when I went in.

I occupied the adjacent urinal and was just about to ease... Read more »