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Risks Of Contracting AIDS From Blood Splash

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...tissue of a person living with HIV. It is important to understand however, that finding a small amount 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 must come in contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into the...
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Blood on my Mail

When I was looking through my mail today I noticed smeared blood on an envelope. I thought nothing of it untill I saw some on another piece. My question is could you contract HIV from thi?. How long does it live outside the body?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Sweetie, the only way you could contract HIV in the mail is to have unsafe sex with an HIV-positive mailman! (Smeared blood on an envelope is not a risk.)Dr. Bob Read more »

Do we contract disease the following way?

I got a forwarded email which said that a woman got AIDS because he ate some food which was cooked by the chef who had AIDS and had a cut in the finger which lead to the infected blood get into the food. That was the so called reason for the woman...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, HIV is not transmitted through food. Read more »

dried blood

Hi, is dried blood a risk of contamination? can I get infected by viruses like Hepatitis and HIV by dried blood?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There are some data that suggest that viruses can live for some time in dried blood - however, I have never read a report that clearly defined that a person CONTRACTED a virus from dried blood - which is a totally Read more »

Can anemics contract HIV?

I have heard from several different people that men and women with anemia cannot contract the HIV/AIDS virus because the blood is already too infected with anemia. Is that true?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I haven't heard before! I thought I had heard them all before. Nope. What you heard is not true. Anemia is a drop in of red blood cells resulting from any of a variety of causes. HIV is a virus that infects a type of white blood cell (CD4 cells),... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rep. Price Introduces Bill That Would Compensate Individuals Who Contracted HIV Through Blood Transfusions

...David Price (D-N.C.) has introduced legislation ( HR 2837 ) that would compensate people who contracted HIV from contaminated blood transfusions and other medical procedures, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Price introduced the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nineteen HIV-Positive People in China Win Compensation From Hospital After Contracting Virus From Unscreened Blood

...receive about $2.5 million from the hospital where they contracted the virus after receiving transfusions of unscreened, illegal blood, a court ruled on Tuesday, Reuters reports (Reuters, 12/5). China's Ministry of Health in October 2005... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...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... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread... Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...I have a question. I noticed I had some blood looking spots on my sleeve, after I wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 1 Reply
...bad acne on my chest and back, and feared that by SOME CHANCE I might lean back on a seat on a train/bus with a fresh drop of blood on it. My acne was bad and often were close to bleeding, it was cystic acne. Of course I had a t-shirt on but... Read more »

Normal Blood Test - Would the virus show up?

Posted by Anonymous
...I am worried that I may have contracted HIV and have yet to go to a clinic for a test. However, a few days ago I went for a blood test because I have been feeling tired for over a year now. My question is this. Could the virus show up on the... Read more »