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I've Been In Contact With Someone's Blood? Can I Get AIDS?

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AIDS in saliva or blood contact

I went to India. There was a drinking fountain with plastic glasses. Is it possible to catch anything if the cups had been out in the open for a while before I used it even if somone has a trace of blood or other HIV carrying oral fluid on it. I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no evidence (based on reporting by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) that anyone has ever been infected by sharing a drinking glass with an HIV infected person. Modes of transmission have been closely monitored for the past... 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 »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infections Attributed to Male-to-Male Sexual Contact -- Metropolitan Statistical Areas, United States and Puerto Rico, 2010

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections attributed to male-to-male sexual contact comprised 64% of the estimated new HIV infections in the United States in 2009. 1 Assessing the geographic distribution of HIV infection by transmission... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Annan to Contact Libyan Government Over Death Sentences of Bulgarian Workers Accused of Infecting Children With HIV

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday said he plans to contact the Libyan government "at a high level" to discuss a Libyan court verdict sentencing six Bulgarian health care workers and a Palestinian doctor to death for allegedly... Read more »
U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

Press Release Template

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Insert date] Contact: [Insert contact name, phoneand e-mail] [INSERT ORGANIZATION] CELEBRATES NATIONAL WOMEN AND GIRLS HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY [Insert city] - [Insert your organization] is... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

AIDS Drug Assistance Program Contact Numbers

AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) provide medications to low-income uninsured and underinsured people with HIV and AIDS in each state, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Financial eligibility and available... Read more »
Connect With Others

blood contact

Posted by Anonymous
hi there,i was reading some posts about how hiv can infect through cuts,Why does the cdc say that all cuts should be bandaged up when dealing with hiv ppl?

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Blood Contact

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was wondering if there was a possibility of contracting hiv through a small amount of blood on chapped lips... Read more »

Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am absolutely terrified and I need some help on this. My neighbor is HIV+. He had a few scabs on his knuckles and was punching me in the shoulder just to joke around. When I noticed the scabs (not until an hour or so later), I went home and... Read more »

dry blood contact

Posted by Anonymous
Please can someone allay my fears. I went for an HIV test & 20 minutes later on my way home I looked at the palm of my hand it appeared to have a slither of brownish blood not a lot. I licked my finger & rubbed my palm - I inadvertently put... Read more »