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Risk Of Hiv Transmission In Healthcare Setting

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been infected with HIV from being stuck by needles in non-health care settings? ...
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Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one with the milk? I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...since 1985, when the test for HIV was licensed. Since then, all donated blood and donors of organs or tissue are tested for HIV. Health care workers, such as nurses, risk getting infected if they are stuck with a needle containing infected blood... Read more »

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...virus to his partner, though it remains unclear whether her infection was caused by the procedure. (A lawsuit is underway.) Health care professionals willing to undertake the sperm-washing venture are quick to remind their patients that it is... Read more »

HIV+ DAD and HIV- MOM desire CHILD

Is it possible for a HIV+ Dad that is undetectable and a HIV- Mom to have a HIV- baby? Please advise.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...virus to his partner, though it remains unclear whether her infection was caused by the procedure. (A lawsuit is underway.) Health care professionals willing to undertake the sperm-washing venture are quick to remind their patients that it is... Read more »

Legislation (laws) Criminalizing the Intentional Spread of HIV

Rick,I have been hearing about many legislative bodies (the US Congress, as well as the legislatures of many US states) who are passing laws criminalizing the intentional spread of HIV.Are these laws necessary? Has intentional spread of HIV been a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...written to protect the public. In addition to these laws, there are things that each person can do to further reduce their risk of infection:1) Get to know your sexual partners ahead of time, and ask them about their HIV/STD risks before having... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...recommendations for voluntary HIV counseling and testing were extended to include hospitalized patients and persons obtaining health care as outpatients in acute-care hospital settings, including emergency departments (EDs). 10 Hospitals with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lowering the Risk of Secondary HIV Transmission: Insights From HIV-Positive Youth and Health Care Providers

...infected HIV-positive youth engage in sexually risky behaviors, and a better understanding of the perceptions of these youth and of health care providers regarding disclosure of HIV status and risk reduction would aid in the development of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...and not the lab, the test is technically confidential , not anonymous. Confidential antibody testing means that you and the health care provider know your results, which may be recorded in your medical file. There are also testing sites that... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...Early diagnosis is critical to the prevention of HIV and AIDS. We know that identifying HIV in an individual decreases the risk of him or her infecting somebody else because of behavior modification. 9 HIV treatment also decreases a person's... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

HealthCare

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and got like three needles all together but it was at childrens hospital with all kids and the occasional 18 year old, am i at risk ? and how does it happen exactly in the healthcare setting tht HIV is passed on ? Read more »

U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
...child. However, the CDC said that because most occupational exposures to HIV do not result in transmission of the virus, the risk of side effects from nevirapine should be balanced against the risk of HIV transmission. "In this setting, the... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »