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Seroconverting After Contact With Blood

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Indeterminate Results after blood contact

Hi Dr BobI really like your work here for helping people who otherwise will be worried sick trying to find someone knowledgeable to talk to.. Great job.. God bless you..Will support your good work definitely.. What is the link for the donation if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.HIV cannot permeate intact skin. Consequently "fresh dripping blood" tainted with HIV, which comes in contact with intact skin and is not washed away until it is dried, is not a risk for HIV (or Read more »

Blood Contact

Dr. Bob, I find your forum very interesting, entertaining, and most importantly educational. I... Read more »

blood contact?

Much of what I have read has told me that blood contact apart from sexual intercourse and needles... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA... Read more »
The Well Project

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

... 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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...condition of the ducts attached to the testicles that may lead to infertility if left untreated. Gonorrhea can spread to the blood or joints. This condition can be life threatening. In addition, people with gonorrhea can more easily contract... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household... Read more »
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Blood Contact

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I was wondering if there was a possibility of contracting hiv through a small amount of blood on chapped lips... Read more »

Contact with blood and scared!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...noticed one of the guy's fingers was bleeding (very weird!) and about 20 minutes after they left I saw a couple mostly-dried bloodspots on the counter, about the size of fingerprints. I got a Clorox disinfectant wipe to clean it up but I didn't... Read more »

Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...or so later), I went home and looked on my shirt. While he was punching me, one of his scabs must have ripped open and some blood got on my shirt. Now I am terrified that I might get HIV. Someone, anyone who has any extended knowledge on this... Read more »

blood contact

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I received a splash of infected blood on my arm while giving first aid to a friend of mine who is hiv+.My skin was intact in that point but I didn't wash it immediately Read more »