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Once Exposed To Hiv How Soon Will It Show Up In Blood Work

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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I work at a day care was exposed to blood.

I was cleanin up the day care when a child got scratched I didnt realize he had a little bit of blood when I cleaned it off...after cleaning it I used a cream to apply it over it, when I applied it I did not see the blood so I applied it and was...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIf the child were to be HIV positive, the likelihood of HIV transmission occurring is very small. You would have to have a fresh open wound on your hand and there would have to be significant amount of blood present. HIV begins to die once it is... Read more »

Nurse exposed to HIV + blood

I am a nurse who was working, I took blood from an HIV + patient, wore the protective gloves and no problems during ths procedure. However, approximately 1 minute later the patient asked that another piece of tape be put on the gauze where the blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The HIV-acquisition risk from this occupational exposure is nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact skin. However, it is imperative that all occupational exposures (or potential exposures) be reported to your occupational health division where... Read more »

Exposed at work now partner won't come near me

I'm a renal community nurse and have been looking after a HIV+ patient for about three months now. When my partner first found out I was looking after him she flipped out and said she didn't want me to do it as she was scared I would bring...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Your two year relationship deserves an effort by both of you to resolve this issue. Your girlfriend is understandably reacting with fear, but if this reaction is about the HIV scare, her feelings aren't based on fact. I understand your need... Read more »

Is trauma and exposed blood only risk in anal?

hats off to the work here. you are an alias for human values, humanity and truly speaking an example why we humans are better species.Even better species do costly mistakes like me. I had risky exposure 2 years ago. It was a 30 seconds(or less) anal...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
As long as the condom stayed on during your insertive anal sex episode, it is unlikely that you would be at any risk for HIV infection. The insertive partner in anal sex is at risk for infection through exposure to blood: a condom should serve as an... Read more »
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Help I Need Answers Think I've Been Exposed To Hiv

Posted by Fearful26, 2 Replies
Ok on Feb20-26,i spent those days over my ex-boyfriend's house.Feb 26 is when i went home,our last un-protected sex encounter.To make a long story short,i believe i've been exposed! Because around March 7-11,i have experinced flu-like symtoms,high... Read more »

got exposed yesterday, need advise ASAP.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i got exposured from a kid who stuck a needle (on purpose) in me. its got right through my shirt and into my nipple, i saw a red bloody spot.
needles to say that i got 50% chance to get HIV because this guy WANTED to do this.
i did hep B, blood,... Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Response from Mr. Sowadsky

Hi. Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue.

If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and... Read more »

penis exposed to blood

Posted by help1111, 1 Reply
The tip of my penis had significant exposure to bloody dental floss (don't ask). Am I at risk of HIV or any other virus/infection? Is it worth getting tested or approaching a medical professional about this?

Thanks in advance for the professional and... Read more »