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Risk Of Dried Blood

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Hep C/HIV risk from dried blood?

My child recently had routine blood work done. On the arm rest was an area of dried blood which the tech wiped up with an alcohol pad before my child put his arm up. Is there any risk from this? Also, the tech uncapped the needle early, put it down...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No I am not concerned about either risk. Hepatitis viruses are transmitted when blood meets blood, like a direct injection of fresh blood into the vein of other person Read more »

Is there risk of infection from dried blood?

I recently moved into a new apartment. On the carpet in one of the roomsthere apears to be some... Read more »

Blood product contact-HIV risk

Dr Frascino, I have a similar question and a surgical resident, today I was in the OR for almost 8... Read more »
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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

Canada: Not All Gay Blood Donors Pose Same Risk, Court Told

...Blood Services wrongly assumes that every man who has had sex, even once, with another man since 1977 presents the same HIV risk, an attorney argued yesterday in an Ottawa courtroom. CBS' "blanket ban" on blood donations by men who have sex with... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Exposure to Blood and Behavioural Risks Among STI Clinic Patients in Cape Town, South Africa

...Africa are the result of heterosexually transmitted HIV, the rapid growth of South Africa's HIV epidemic and the behavioural risk factors that facilitate HIV transmission in South Africa have not been fully explained. As one potentially important... 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 »

are there any risks below? PLZ answer

Posted by kljhkfdjhselfjd, 1 Reply
...used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint... Read more »