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Percent Of Healthcare Workers Contracting Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...careful practice of infection control procedures, including universal precautions (i.e., using protective practices and personal protective equipment to prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections), protects patients as well as health care providers from possible HIV transmission in medical and dental offices and hospitals. For more information on preventing occupational exposure to HIV, refer to the CDC fact sheet, " Preventing...
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hiv risk and valtrex

hi dr. bob hope everything is well.I know that you must get questions like this all the time but your advice would be greatly appreciated for peace of mind.1.is the hiv window period 3-6 months or could it be all the way up to 1 year seeing that so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I'm going to go over this information with you, so pay attention! The Centers for Disease Control has published guidelines for health care workers who sustain a significant occupational exposure to a patient coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C... Read more »

my bf died of PCP

My BF knew about his HIV status on Mid Jul 08 (ELISA). His Western Blot Assays Test come 1 month later. However he died 1 weeks later due to PCP. I have a unprotective anal sex (receptive & active) on late May with him. I did 2 test after I knew...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...popular than condoms, or that may do harm if used inappropriately. And PrEP raises some particularly challenging issues of access. Health care providers will need to ensure that PrEP is used before exposure, not after infection, or it could lead... Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...since 1985, when the test for HIV was licensed. Since then, all donated blood and donors of organs or tissue are tested for HIV. Health care workers, such as nurses, risk getting infected if they are stuck with a needle containing infected blood... Read more »

GET TESTED

Dr. Frascino, you are wonderful and I look forward to your supportive and uplifting answers and comments. This is not a question, but a plea to anyone who may have any risk for contracting HIV. I am a professional, healthy, gay, 47 year old guy who...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...popular than condoms, or that may do harm if used inappropriately. And PrEP raises some particularly challenging issues of access. Health care providers will need to ensure that PrEP is used before exposure, not after infection, or it could lead... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...drugs in the body. For example, several HIV drugs can impact the levels of birthcontrol pills. HIV+ women should be treated by health care providers with experiencetreating women with HIV. Tell your health care providers about all othermedical... Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...conversation, public enough to get help if you need it. Consider disclosing with a third person present, like a friend or a health professional. If you feel at all threatened by the reaction you get, keep meetings public for a few weeks. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...hospitalization and supportive care, such asintravenous (IV) fluids and a machine to help you breathe, may also beneeded. Some health care providers recommend giving thiamine (vitamin B1),riboflavin (vitamin B2), L-carnitine, coenzyme Q, or... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...your day-to-day ability to function. Depression is not a normal part of being HIV positive and it is important to tell your health care provider if you have any of the symptoms listed above and to discuss treatment options. Sometimes substance... Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) ... Read more »

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS WORKS????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...herein is for educational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not intended to replace the advice or attention of health care professionals. Consult your physician before beginning or making changes in your diet, supplements or exercise... Read more »