Odds Of Contracting HIV Dried Blood
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Posted by Wesher11, 1 ReplyI had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesDoes 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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Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Replyhave 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 »
Posted by dopey33, 3 RepliesI am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »
Posted by panic05, 5 RepliesI 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 »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Thanks for your kind comments!Your concerns about HIV transmission via dried blood are unwarranted. This question comes up fairly frequently. See below.Stay well.Dr. BobBlood In BedMar 25, 2009Dear Dr,I know questions of dried blood have been... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,You did the correct thing reporting and documenting the incident and having the potential exposure evaluated. I agree your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible and that PEP was not warranted. Dried blood is not considered an HIV risk. You can be... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Another QTND (Question That Never Dies). The odds of contracting HIV through "protected" sex (vaginal or otherwise) with a poz partner are exactly zero, zilch, none, nada, nyet! That's assuming that "protected" means the... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationThis forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »
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Nineteen HIV-Positive People in China Win Compensation From Hospital After Contracting Virus From Unscreened BloodA group of 19 HIV-positive people in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province will receive about $2.5 million from the hospital where they contracted the virus after receiving transfusions of unscreened, illegal blood, a court ruled on Tuesday,... Read more »
Dried Blood CD4+ T-Cell Test May be Cheaper, More Convenient Alternative in Developing Countries, Study SaysResearchers 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 »
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