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Risk from fresh blood to wound

Hello dear doc Bob,how are you doing?i hope all is well.I ve written to you in the past when i heard about your brother,i hope you will hopefully reply back to me cause i need your opinion to move on and decide what to do.You know i admire you as a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...there was fresh HIV-tainted blood coming into direct contact with non-intact skin (open wound), there would be a theoretical risk of HIV transmission.HIV does not survive long outside the body. Exactly how long it survives depends on the ambient... Read more »

Exposure risk from touching blood

First off great site and loads of info! My question is in regards to an occupational (law... Read more »

FIRST TIME ASKING- DONATIONS! Risk from blood in bathroom? NEVER ASKED QUESTIONSB4

Doctor,This is a rather unusual question. I was on my period a week ago and used the restrooms at... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Linked to Increased Risk of Blood Clots

...People with HIV who are younger than 50 may be at an increased risk of potentially fatal blood clotting, called venous thrombosis, suggests a study published in the May issue of AIDS Patient Care Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Sexual History Dictates Blood Risk -- Lawyer

...does not refuse donations from men who have sex with men (MSM) due to their sexual orientation but rather due to their elevated risk for HIV and other infections, the service's lawyer argued Monday in an Ottawa courtroom. Plaintiff Kyle Freeman... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Blacks No Longer Considered High-Risk Blood Donors

... A new risk assessment model for blood donations that "does not use race as an indicator of blood safety" was unveiled Thursday by South Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: National Health Service Ban on "High-Risk" Gay Men Donating Blood to Be Reviewed

...National Blood Service was based on the best available evidence when it was drawn up. Only when an expert review has re-evaluated risks to the safety of the blood supply should the current policy be changed in line with new evidence." New... Read more »
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Risk of hiv by Vacutainer Blood Collection System

Posted by sinso
...very small dried blood exactly on the the part that you screw the the double pointed Vacutainer needle. in theory there vas no risk because the needle is new but y need to hear your advice. Read more »

Blood on the mat am I at risk?

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...and had some cuts including a cut on my back. I think that I spilled my blood on the mat but wanted to know whether I was at risk if that blood was someone else's. I don't recall getting any blood on the front part of my body though. Is this... Read more »

this may be a risk. please answer

Posted by worried17, 2 Replies
...scrape until about 3 hours later. there was also a dot of dry blood about the size of this o on the wound. what would be the risk of hiv if it wasnt my blood but hiv + blood? do i ne ed to get tested? Read more »

HIV from blood on Toilet paper?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...of their blood onto toilet paper, and then a minute later i used the toilet paper to wipe my vagina....would that put me at risk? i am extremely worried about this! Read more »