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Risks Of Contracting HIV From Dried Blood

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dried blood on an HIV patient

Hi dr. Bob! Im a nurse, and i received a patient from the ER with penile bleeding. He is HIV+, and as i introduced myself to him, he shook my hand and while talking to him i noticed that his hand is covered with dried blood. I immediately went to a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You did the correct thing reporting and documenting the incident and having the potential exposure evaluated. I agree your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible and that PEP was not warranted. Dried blood is not considered an HIV risk. You can be... Read more »

life of HIV

if the human nails scratches the HIV+ person what is the exact life of HIV virus on the nails. Read more »

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... 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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

... How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle 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... 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
...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 »

possible eye exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello. I would like to know if there is risk in the following situation which I experienced a few months ago. I have a fear to blood and contracting HIV for the last couple of years, just for your info. A few months a go, on a warm day I went... Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 1 Reply
...Hi there, I have a had a fear of AIDS for the past 6 years. So bad that I could not study for my final exams. this fear is not due to unprotected casual sex or needles, Read more »