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Risks Of Contracting AIDS From Blood Splash

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occupational exposure risks with eye splashes

I am a new RN. Curious to know what the risk of contracting HIV or hep from a PEG tube splash to the eye. It was following a flush with water. I am not sure how it happened but only one drop of somethin was in my right eye. It could have been water,...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Splashes to the eye or other mucous membrane are worrisome if there is visible blood (or CSF) present. What you describe does not sound risky.I hope you reported this incident to occupational health and followed their procedures. This generally... Read more »

potential risk from water splash 2nd part

Hi Doctor Wohl,Thank you very much for the answer of my previous question.A follow up on my... Read more »

blood splash in eye

blood splash in eye from an advanced AIDS person, what are chances of contacting HIV/AIDS?... Read more »
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Blood splash risk?

Posted by lizzy, 1 Reply
So I am probably worrying over nothing. I work in a lab and felt very stupid as was not wearing gloves at the time. I was uncapping blood samples and whilst doing so a couple of drops of serum (blood) flicked onto my thumb. I washed it thoroughly... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... 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 if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and... Read more »