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Risks Of Contracting AIDS From Blood On Hand

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...HIV. Whilemany questions remain unanswered, available information shows that HIV affectsmen and women differently in some ways: When women are first diagnosed, they tend to have lower viral loads (amount of HIV in the blood) compared to men who are newlydiagnosed Women generally have a faster disease progression, and lower CD4 cell counts, than men with equivalent viral loads Women are more likely than men to develop bacterial...
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re: hiv/aids

Hi Dr Bob.I wrote to you a couple of weeks ago about my risk of contracting hiv over 4 years ago and then recently experiencing some symptoms so i went to get a hiv test. You said to write back to you when i got my test result.when i went for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your negative fourth generation HIV-antibody test four years after a possible exposure is definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able!I cannot diagnose the cause of Read more »

bed bugs blood... (BEDBUGS, 2011)

Noticing that there is a strong distinctive odor when I've killed a few. I wonder if there is a compound in THEIR blood that could destroy HiV? I ask because they keep on living and living and multiplying here. They dont seem to just die off "from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...bedbugs got it, it would be called BIV (bedbug immunodeficiency virus). And before you submit another question about the creepy bloodsucking pests, let me assure you that they do not transmit HIV either. See below. Dr. BobCan scabies mite carry... Read more »

hand washing (aids and hep c)

Thanks for answering my previous question, very interesting info. I have 1 more question, would you be so helpful and answer this question, like I said I last time I will happilly donate to your site.My question is this:Really hard to explain this,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not expect transmission through this route. Read more »

Does the blood have to be noticable?

I read an archive where someone shook hands with an HIV+ man who had severly dry and peeling hands. You said there was no risk, unless fresh blood-to-fresh blood. What exactly does that entail? Like the 2 people have to have cut eachother at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,What does fresh blood-to-fresh blood entail??? I'm not sure I can state it any simpler than that! An HIV-infected person's fresh blood must get into Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...coined until 1982, the same year researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked the HIV virus to blood and bodily fluids. The number of known deaths from AIDS in the United States in 1982 alone was 853, a high figure... 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 »
The Body

Three Reasons Why Criminalizing HIV Is So Wrong

...modern science, people have been living with HIV for many, many years. HIV is only transmitted through bodily fluids such as blood, semen (and pre-ejaculation fluid), breast milk, and vaginal secretions. So if a man spits on someone , no matter... Read more »
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Am I infected?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 2 Replies
...is HIV+ and she inserted my penis into her vagina at some point before I put on the condom), what is the probability that I contracted HIV? Should the fact that I covered my penis with the same hand I used to rub her vagina (had vaginal... Read more »

is this a risk?

Posted by mslatinpear, 1 Reply
...Hi all. So here's the story. Yesterday I had a blood test at my doctors. so i went into the nurses office and she had me sit in a chair where she does the blood tests. there was Read more »

need to convince my overly worried sister...help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...out apartment before put a syringe under the caprpet and thats what poked her. I looked at her foot and it didn't even draw blood. I told her she didn't have anything to worry about , because if a needle did stick her it would have drawn blood... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...HIV-hypochondria/obsession started getting out of control. I've seen the doctors, all of whom can't seem to diagnose me with anything. I've had blood work done to eliminate mono, thyroid, anemia, even had an IgA (immunoglobulin) count done,... Read more »