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Risk If Exposed To An Hiv Infected Person

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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Introduction Older Women: An Overlooked Group What to Do? Older Women Living With HIV Introduction In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men. Today, however, theepidemic affects both women and men of all ages, including older women (age 50and over). While 50 may not seem "old," it is often the age currently used byorganizations that keep track of health-related statistics (e.g., the US Centersfor...
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am at risk if exposed to hiv infected blood during delivery

i delivered a woman who was passing by neighborhood without gloves,however i used polyhene bags to bring the baby out but when i as cutting the cord,i used bare hands and had some blood spills on my hand,i wrapped the baby and observed her before i...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereWhat a good deed you did- it was very lucky that you were there to deliver the baby. I think your risk of getting HIV are very low for the following reasons: 1) you saw no active cut on your hands to indicate bleeding; 2) the woman was on... Read more »

Aren'twe being exposed unnecessarily to those infections?

I understand why we are not at risk of acquiring HIV or AIDS fromour employee who has it, but some employees are frightened about picking upthe other infections, such as the skin lesions or the terrible cough. Aren'twe being exposed...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The fear is understandable, but the infections that trouble aperson with HIV/AIDS do not expose you to anything that you do not alreadyencounter on your own. A person whose immune system is damaged has difficultycoping with ordinary germs that all... Read more »

Risk from Saliva Exposed to Mucous Membranes

Rick: Thanks for your willingness to answer questions. My Question: First, How viable a transmission route is saliva exposed to the mucous membranes of the rectum? For instance, the kind of exposure which might result from fingering, using saliva as...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.There have been no cases of transmission of HIV from saliva alone. Salivacan have the virus in it, but in such small concentrations that nobody hasever been infected through saliva. However, if saliva is... Read more »

Exposed to Cough of an HIV Positive Person

Hi, Sir Richard,Before anything else, I just want to say thank you for all the work you do in this forum, it is much appreciated.Anyway, I am writing you because I am concerned about an incident that happened last September. I was interviewing HIV...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:To be clear, this is a theoretical exposure. The situation you describe would NOT be a risk for HIV. Most individuals can get an accurate result at 25 days but you will need to wait 90 days for a conclusive answer.In health,Richard... Read more »
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is almost imposible for a person to get infected?

Posted by scared77, 2 Replies
I was looking at the table where it says that

6.5 outta 10,000 of exposure by insertive tops can become infected when exposed to the virus.

50 outta 1,000 bottoms can become infected

5 outta 1,000 women in vaginal intercourse etc.

looking at these... Read more »

Fearmonger Fraud Exposed

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
It looks like Pinky/Imnotcrazy is at it again. The following was first posted:

"And what about the people that takes longer than a year to seroconvert? who said three months is conclusive? This works just or the 95% of folks, but HIV is no kid's... Read more »

exposed and freaking out...

Posted by brworried, 1 Reply
I ran into an old friend (someone I briefly dated several years ago) and we agreed to get together for dinner. We had a good evening...just kissing...and the next day, i agreed to visit. He told me that he was positive and while I was not sure... Read more »

Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
Was really drunk and met a guy at the bar and went home with him. Made out a little bit and decided to have sex. I inserted into him and was barely in him for 30 seconds (unprotected) when he told me he was HIV positive. Stopped then and there. ... Read more »