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Risks Of Contracting AIDS From Dried Blood

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well 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 blood-borne diseases -- such as HIV and Hepatitis -- from one person to another. When a person puts a syringe...
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Last Donation Ref (XXXXXXXXXXXX) Risk of hiv by Vacutainer Blood Collection System

Please Doctor BOBMy anxiety its Killing Me. When i went to take my test for my past interocuorse the nurse use a vacutainer System. As you know The Vacutainer System consists of a pointed needle, a plastic holder or adapter and a series of vacuum...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The plastic holders are indeed reusable and pose absolutely no threat of transmission of blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV or hepatitis. The way that the disposable needles are placed into the plastic holder precludes any chance of... 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 »

Very worried, blood in corner of eye

Dear Doctor,I have read answers to some "blood drops in the eye" questions and some say they aren't at all at risk and others say to get tested. Here's my story. I was at the Medical Examiner's office watching an autopsy on an AIDS-infected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Relax Max. Your HIV risk is nonexistent. First of all, if the cadaver was several days old, that would negate any HIV risk. Next, three microliters 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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Rep. 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 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I 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 »
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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 »

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 »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...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 raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) ... 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 »