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Small Amount Of Hiv Infected Blood On The Skin

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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool as someone with HIV. Some people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of HIV have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears. However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp, pointed food. To infect...
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HIV or Hepatitis Concern?

I'm an art teacher for the summer and we were sewing pillows as a group project. I poked through my skin a few times while helping children sew, however, it was always right on the surface and never drew blood so I was not concerned. After a session...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This does not sound like an event of concern. Read more »

HIV transmision: Skin and Oral sex (I will donate 40$)

Hello. I asked a question 30 mins ago. But I made a mistake. In one sentence. I forgot to put a word "no" before "...visible cuts or sores". (I type very fast on keyboard and it happends all the time). So, I will repeat my questions once again. This...
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.2.Insertive unprotected oral sex carries only a very slight risk of HIV acquisition.3.If she were HIV infected (either in her Read more »

sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a high risk mainly to the receptive partner, because the lining of the anus and rectum is extremely thin and is filled with small blood vessels that can be easily injured during intercourse. Unprotected oral sex with someone who has HIV. There... Read more »

Risk of HIV infection from blood test

I went for a blood test at a pathology lab upon recommendation by a doctor. My concern is that I am not sure if the person taking my blood used the right procedures and hence put me at risk for HIV infection. I am however absolutely sure that she...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, the HIV virus cannot be picked up by the needle from the plastic surface and introduced into your blood. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...be detected in several fluids and tissue of a person living with HIV. It is important to understand however, that finding a small amount of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions HIV treatment studies (clinical trials) have traditionally included very small numbers of women.As a result, most information on the effectiveness and safety of HIV drugscomes from research... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Yourself Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus. It is also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract. The gut... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...commonlyused for this purpose. Its safety and effectiveness is still being investigatedfor facial filling. The oil is injected in very small quantities which requireanywhere from three to six sessions. Once injected, it cannot be removed. Thecost... Read more »
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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...infected fluid on the seat? Wouldn't I have come into contact with those fluid then, if they had been there. I don't recall ssing blood, so that may be a source of comfort. But what if she had dripped some blood accidently( sometime this happens... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
...I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility. Read more »

testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rolled on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you think HIV Aids virus can be that 'sly' as the ghonorrea virus have prooved to be? but for sure i din get back i.e din have... Read more »