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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Dried Blood

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Possible dry blood on swimsuit

Maybe this question could sound silly but its really bothering me... Few days ago I bought a new swimsuit in a sports store and I didnt realized it had a red/brown dry stain inside until I went back home and I tried it out, my skin on that area had...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is really, truly, no way you can get HIV from a speedo. DW... Read more »

infection from dry blood (DRIED BLOOD, 2009)

Dear Dr Bob,You are certainly a great inspiration to the hiv world. For someone who is infected but... Read more »

HIV from dried (and washed) blood on clothing "Contact with infected blood"

Good evening Dr. Today a co-worker spilled some blood over my uniform, I know he is HIV+, I have to... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dried Blood CD4+ T-Cell Test May be Cheaper, More Convenient Alternative in Developing Countries, Study Says

Researchers have replicated the CD4+ T cell count test, which is normally conducted on an expensive flow cytometer machine using fresh blood, using dried blood and inexpensive commercially available reagents, a discovery that could simplify... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Exposure to Blood and Behavioural Risks Among STI Clinic Patients in Cape Town, South Africa

Although it is well known that the vast majority of HIV infections in South Africa are the result of heterosexually transmitted HIV, the rapid growth of South Africa's HIV epidemic and the behavioural risk factors that facilitate HIV transmission in... 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 »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Scientists, Grantees Map Possible Path to an HIV Vaccine

What In an advance for HIV vaccine research, scientists have for the first time determined how both the virus and a resulting strong antibody response co-evolved in one HIV-infected individual. The findings could help researchers identify which... Read more »
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HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

Contact with Dried Blood on School Desk

Posted by SkilledWorrier, 1 Reply
Hi. I'm a moderate worrier... having sudden acute concerns that result every so often.

At school a couple days ago, there was a decent amount (1-2 sq. in., or so) of dried blood on the desk next to me. And it's possible that blood on the table could... Read more »

Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »

HIV in dry blood

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone have an idea how long HIV can live outside of the body in blood? Is it 5 min? Is it one hr?

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