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Probability Of Getting AIDS From Blood Splash

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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 lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you
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HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating that she was HIV positive. How accurate are the tests that the Red Cross performs? She is getting an HIV test but I would like to know what the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The purpose of HIV screening at blood donation sites is to protect the blood supply, not to diagnose HIV disease. The tests run at blood donation centers are very Read more »

hiv blood in raw honey

Hi Bob, Thank you so much for answering my question. I will be sending my donation which I have already promised.You said hiv does not survive outside the body(includes in raw honey). But I read it in some websites where they mentioned that the hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
... Hi, There is a world of difference between blood in an airtight syringe and a jar of gooey honey! You'll just have to trust me on that, OK? Delving into the scientific explanation Read more »

Question about HIV transmission through blood transfusions

I know that some people in the past, have acquired the HIV virus from infected blood that was given to them in blood transfusions. My question is, while I know that the HIV virus survives outside the infected individual's body for very short time;...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Blood that is donated for transfusion is preserved under certain conditions (this is necessary so that the blood will be useful to Read more »

probability with menstarl blood present

Firstly Doctor, you're doing a wonderful job, keep up the good work! You're outlook on life is inspirational. I writing because I am worried about a possible HIV(status uknown) infection from a one time encounter with an ex girlfreind. She was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...partner's status is unknown; that decreases your risk. You were the "insertive" partner; that decreases your risk. Menstrual blood may increase risk, but there are no formal statistics. Bottom line: Your risk is very low, but not completely... Read more »
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The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...way. When this happens, a chemical called lactic acid isproduced. Lactic acid changes to another form called lactate in the blood. Lactate isthen broken down by the liver. If your cells produce too much lactic acid, yourliver may have a hard... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number... 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

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...watery stools or if you have three or more bowel movements each day. If your diarrhea lasts for more than a few days, contains blood, or if you have a high fever or stomach pain you should contact your health care provider. Your health care... Read more »
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Blood in stool????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is blood in a stool a symptom? I read yesterday that green stool is not a symptom but what about little blood particles on toilet paper Read more »

blood

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi. Just a question about blood on environmental surfaces. Suppose someone were to have a bleeding wound and get a small drop of blood on a surface (assuming Read more »

donating blood

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does the Red Cross notify people if their blood test + for HIV or hepatitis? Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...very careless person. He does not cover up cuts and stuff. But beyond cuts, I am afraid of saliva, tears, urine and feces and blood. I mean what if he leaves something on the toilet seat and they sit in it? I know they say these fluids most... Read more »