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Risks Of Contracting HIV From Blood

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

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Nothing to worry about?

Greetings,This is going to sound stupid but I recently skinned my knee playing softball and a few days later a team mate did the same thing sliding. I had a sterile gauze covering my three day old wound but I noticed he was bleeding pretty heavily...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Well not "stupid;" lets just say so incredibly unlikely as to be impossible. Yep, youre being "OCD" about this, so stop freaking and play ball!Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Need to donate blood soon

I have a quick queston with a yes or no answer. Here's what happend:Taught pre-school this week. Little boy got cut (I didn't know) on head. He had dried up blood all over his hand, he said it was ketchup, but I think he rubbed his head at some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I see no HIV risk from the situation you describe. Testing is not warranted.Dr. Bob Read more »

Risk of contracting HIV

What is the most current statistic for risk of contracting HIV through receipt of donated blood and/or blood products?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
My most recent answer is 1:1,000,000. But to make sure, contact the American Red Cross. They get this question all the time. Read more »

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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...financial assistance to non-hemophiliacs who contracted HIV through blood transfusions or organ transplants ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 4/24/02). "Americans who have contracted AIDS through HIV-contaminated products deserve the same... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

... A group of 19 HIV-positive people in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province will receive about $2.5 million from the hospital where they contracted Read more »
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Crack and Cocaine

...Does Cocaine Have on Health? Abusing cocaine has a variety of adverse effects on the body. For example, cocaine constricts blood vessels, dilates pupils, and increases body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. It can also cause headaches... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

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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
...chair. then she used a new wipe to wripe my arm and then did the blood test. i'm very worried that I could have contracted HIV or something from the blood on the chair. She didn't wash her hands between wiping the blood with the alcohol wipes... 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 »

Symptoms vs results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had my 1st and only exposure to HIV on 1st sept. i.e about 6 months back. I received oral sex from a +ve sex worker. After 4 weeks I came down with symptoms of ARS Read more »