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Probability Of Getting AIDS From Touching Blood

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid any risk of HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand jobs (mutual masturbation). There are no documented cases of HIV transmission through wet...
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blood on fingre

i went to my doctor at surgery.i stood on counter for book an appointment. but when i was going back to home, i saw there was blood on fingre. i had just sore fingres near the nails. but there was no blood from any of cut. i am afraid that i have...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not advise testing based on what you describe. Read more »

Large Donation... Luxurious Life, Personal Hell.

I will donate $150 for your sincere help and advice. I had an incident that has been plaguing me. I'm a mid-30 year old, very successful man, that seems to have a very nice luxurious life....yet inside I'm dead. I think I may suffer from anxiety...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drawn didn't have unsafe sex while you were checking each other out, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. OK?Likewise touching the kid's ball or shaking hands with the "positively charged" dad (even with "severely peeling hands") carries a... Read more »

infection from dry blood (DRIED BLOOD, 2009)

Dear Dr Bob,You are certainly a great inspiration to the hiv world. For someone who is infected but is very active in helping others and always maitains a positive attitude, this is just amazing!!I have a question, suppose dried blood from an hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Covered Sex Toy, or Unprotected Sex with a HIV+ Man, My Symptoms Wouldn't Be Taken So Lightly by Anyone? This is Not a Typical I Touched a Public Toilet Seat Situation Iv Read So Many Times Here, That's why I was Troubled. I know HIV is Very Very... Read more »

Pep warranted? Donation yes

dr, i beg you. I went today to withdraw my wife's blood test results, and i met the guy who usually run the analysis at that lab and i shook hand with him. The guy was holding a tray full of blood vacum tubes. My concer is that probably his hands...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Is PEP warranted??? No, of course not! PEP is recommended only for significant HIV exposures. You had nothing more than a handshake, frevinsakes!! Your fears are completely unwarranted and totally irrational. Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...Enlarged or tender liver Cold or blue hands and feet Abnormal heart beat Weight loss It's important to get in touch with your health care provider right away ifyou experience symptoms. Early identification of lactic acidosis is... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...fullness. Temporary and permanent fillers are available.Temporary fillers usually last from three to 12 months and usually requiretouch-ups. Permanent fillers provide long-lasting results, but generally cannotbe removed if the outcome is not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...from person to person through coughing, sneezing or talking by people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something -- such as a surface or object -- with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. ... 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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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...then maybe 30 seconds or a minute were to pass and someone else had a small , slightly bleeding open cut (paper cut size) and touched the area where blood was present with their open cut. Would there be a risk of transmission. Is that enough... Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...idea the things that go through my head. If he has a little scratch or something on his arm....i won't touch anything that he touched because of it. I think that "ohh, maybe I can catch it from that". The other night, we ordered food....I... Read more »

Help for the Worried Warts

Posted by JonCage, 2 Replies
...(which all happen to be direct blood-to-blood contacts). For the obsessively doubtful, almost anything that anyone else has touched can become a potential source of the disease. The following situations are quite typical of this type of OCD,... Read more »

Probably infected now

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...urine but then I looked at the floor and there was too much, some urine went down my leg but I got to dry it before it even touched my pants. I put my pants on and sprayed a lot of perfume in the whole area, cuz it has alcohol and I suppose it... Read more »