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Risks Of Contracting HIV From Blood On Hand

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very worried please answer Risk of child contracting HCV /HIV from park

hello Doctor,My 2 year old son playing in a park touched a blood stain(like a smear) on the play structure,before i could wash his hands he rubbed his eyes, touched nose mouth etc.He did not have any open cuts on his hand but I didnot check if he...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You should confer with your pediatrician but given what you wrote, I would not be worried about the risk of infection with these viruses. This was a stain not a wet spill of blood. I see no concern and certainly not enough to justify the trauma of... Read more »

is there a risk of hiv through contact with someone's hand?

Recently, I was in a gas station with my daughter. A man keeps saying hello to her so I finally... Read more »

Very low risk of contracting HIV when not using condoms

Hello Bob, Many thanks for your second reply, and your categorical denial that cleanliness makes... Read more »
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FDA Failure to Update Nonoxynol-9 Labels to Mention Increased Risk of Contracting HIV Puts People At Risk, GAO Report Says

FDA 's failure to update the labels of products containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 to warn of the increased risk of contracting HIV among women who use the products puts consumers at risk, according to a Government Accountability Office report... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Woman Sues Drug Company for Failing to Warn Husband About Risk of Contracting HIV-2 in Company's Lab

The Maryland Court of Appeals on Monday heard arguments in a case in which an HIV-positive Maryland woman sued the pharmaceutical company Pharmacia & Upjohn for not providing sufficient warning her husband -- a former lab technician at... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Smoking Might Increase Risk of Contracting HIV, Study Says

Smoking might increase the risk of contracting HIV, according to a study published in the Aug. 21 online edition of the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections , the New York Times reports (Nagourney, New York Times , 9/26). Andrew Furber, a... Read more »
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Victims of HIV Scandal Detained at Major Conference in China

Some 30 people who contracted HIV from blood transfusions were briefly detained by authorities when they tried to deliver a petition to Chinese government officials, according to their friends and fellow activists. The 30 were among 50 people from... Read more »
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Hand job and vaginal fluid am i at risk of HIV?

Posted by Sayed, 1 Reply
Dear Experts,

Please reply my query.I had an exposure last month with sex worker.We did not do any anal/vaginal sex.She only gave me hand job 3 times.In the 2nd episode of hand job she checked her vagina that either her menstrual blood coming or... 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 »

Blood on hands= HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Last week I went to a concert and there a guy busted his head open. I didnt come into contact with him and they took him off to get it checked. A few minutes later I saw him and we shook hands because we thought the band was good. Anyways I noticed... Read more »