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Seroconverting After Blood Splash

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Nurse splashed by inanimate object...

Hi, last week I was changing caps on a central line, and I noticed a little saline with a tinge of blood on my glove. Hastily (after a call out on the floor) I took off my gloves noting that I got a few drops of "something" splashed to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, RF.I'm glad you reported the incident immediately. From the information provided I'm surprised they advised you to take a course of PEP. It doesn't seem warranted in my opinion. I agree acquiring HIV from such an incident would... Read more »

blood splash in eye

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

blood splash to eyelid and possible eye as well as lip

could i be hiv positive? i had a blood splash to my eyelid and possible eye as well as to my lip... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canadian Province Looking at Some Mandatory Blood Tests

On Tuesday, Manitoba's Tory health critic, Kelvin Goertzen, introduced a bill to allow first responders, crime victims, and Good Samaritans who are accidentally splashed with someone else's blood to obtain a court-ordered test of that blood for HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 80% of People Worldwide Do Not Have Access to Safe Blood; Contaminated Blood Causes 5% of HIV Infections in Africa

About 80% of people worldwide do not have access to safe blood and contaminated blood causes about 5% of all new HIV infections in Africa, the World Health Organization announced on Tuesday, which is the first World Blood Donor Day , Xinhua/... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Blood Mistakenly Used for Transfusions, Blood Products in Korea, Health Ministry Says

Blood that tested positive for HIV or hepatitis was used in transfusions and to make blood products because of errors made by the Korea National Red Cross , officials from the country's Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Thursday, the Korea... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of... 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 »

to seroconvert or not

Posted by Anonymous
well i saw my dr the other day was checked out for conditions i felt may have been ARS, well i have a slightly swollen saliva gland not to concerned there hence i have a dry mouth. was checked for something with my hands???? everything i was... Read more »

i think i'm seroconverting right now

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Several high-risk sessions in the past few months.
Now, the 4th day of fever.... no cough or respiratory symptoms.. just fever and body aches. Read more »

One exposure = seroconvertion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everybody.
I had 1 unprotected anal exposure to a person at high risk. There was no ejac. (but probably precum) but later he fingered and there might be some on his finger. It is true that it is reasonable I should consider him as positive in... Read more »