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Exposure risk from touching blood

First off great site and loads of info! My question is in regards to an occupational (law enforcement) exposure to blood. Recently while arresting a subject I didn't have time to put my gloves on and during the hand cuffing I got two small spots of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact skin. I would suggest you peruse the wealth of information on this web site. As you Read more »

ONE MORE FROM WORRIED CANADIAN; DONATION COMING

hi doc,2 days ago you responded to my question regarding potential non-sexual exposures to HIV.... Read more »
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...safer sex to riskier sex. Each time you engage in a sexual activity, you choose (whether consciously or unconsciously) the level of risk you are comfortable with for that moment. Safer sex often involves use of latex condoms, latex dental dams,... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...increased amount of fat, or lipids, in their bloodsuch as cholesterol and triglycerides. Higher cholesterol levels can increasethe risk of a heart attack or stroke. Higher triglycerides can increase therisk of damage to the pancreas... Read more »
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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

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Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...the park and afterwards, i saw a cm sized wound. now he was at the table about 8-15 minutes before me, and what would be the risk of hiv or any std if there was hiv+ blood on the table, got on his shirt, and that wound (when it was open) touched... Read more »

HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...any blood or cut places on the barber mans hand. the handshaking took less than 2 seconds. i guess my question is what is my risk here? i have asked repeatedly on other forums and even the doctors forum over at a popular medical website. everyone... Read more »

My friend is freaking out...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...some blood in it (but he's been known to have bleeding gums when he brushes, so again who knows); (4) it was more his lips that touched her finger, it's not like he spit or stuck his tongue right into the cut itself. She's determined to get a... Read more »

cut and blood ?

Posted by aggdog91, 1 Reply
...my bf got a got a cut from a door he can not tell if its his blood or not or if he even got a cut he does not know what to do is there anything to do about this Read more »