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Possible Blood Splash In Eye

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eye splash exposure with HIV and hepatitis infected blood

I had an exposure to blood from a pt who was both HIV positive and Hepatitis C positive blood. He was receiving continuous dialysis and his blood splashed into my face and both eyes during a flush. I immediately washed my face and flushed out both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...began a course of PEP within three hours. We don't have statistics for hepatitis C transmission resulting from an occupational eye splash; however, it is also extremely low. Unfortunately there is no post-exposure prophylaxis for hepatitis C. You... Read more »
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Blood Sugar and Fats

... Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications? Blood Sugar Blood Fats See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...HIV-infected blood or, less frequently, when infected blood comes in contact with a worker's open cut or is splashed into a worker's eyes or inside their nose. There has been only one instance of patients being infected by an HIV-infected... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
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eyes

Posted by anxiousone1, 1 Reply
...trouble with my eyes (iritis) and read online that it can be cause by HIV/AIDS. It is chronic so my eye doctor ordered several blood tests and X-rays to see if I have an infection or autoimmune disorder. I am so scared it is HIV even though my... Read more »

possible eye exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...dry, where a large part came on my shirt and a few drops of the water came in my face. I do not remember if a part entered my eyes, but being feared as I am, I would like to know if there is a risk from transmission of HIV if a part of her blood... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, Read more »

swollen veins and red eyes (getting really down)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...terrible in bed, I'm now , after 10 months, starting to get out of bed. I still feel dreadful though, my glands are swollen and my eyes are really red, and my veins seem to be swollen , esp. on my palmsm arms and legs. I was tested for HIV out to... Read more »