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Small Finger Prick And Bleeding Hiv Risk

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Any risk from fresh-finger prick exposure to HIV Blood?

Hi Ryan, I need to ask you a very frank question and are hoping that you will give me your honest opinion. This is a Transmission(Non-sexual)category type of question.I had my left thumb fingerpricked to draw blood for a Rapid HIV Antibody Test...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is extremely unlikely that you were infected with HIV in this circumstance. There is no evidence that HIV is transmitted through contact with objects in the day-to-day environment, primarily because HIV does not survive long enough when exposed... Read more »

Needle prick place incontact with hiv + person bleeding

Hi .. i have a question , i hope i will get a proper answer . If i draw a blood and just in a... Read more »

Finger Pricked - HIV+

My sister in law is HIV+ and she pricked her finger (blood drawn) on a sprig of holly in a holiday... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Test to Detect HIV in 20 Minutes Nears Approval

Federal regulators are expected to give approval soon to an easy-to-use finger-prick blood test that can diagnose HIV infection in 20 minutes. The action will come more than four years after public health officials declared the urgent need for such... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Half-Hour HIV Test to Reduce Infection Risk

A new HIV test that provides results in 30 minutes while the patient waits has been approved for marketing in Australia, according to Health Minister Tanya Plibersek. The new test, requiring only a finger prick of blood, is a preliminary screening... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coital Bleeding and HIV Risks Among Men and Women in Cape Town, South Africa

The researchers set out to examine the prevalence and sources of coital bleeding among men and women living in a township in Cape Town. Genital bleeding during intercourse may play a part in facilitating the spread of HIV in South Africa, which has... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Poses Risks for Small Businesses in South Africa

Small and mid-size businesses are among partners in the effort to control HIV in South Africa. Redpeg is a private South African company that develops and delivers comprehensive HIV/AIDS interventions. Funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB... Read more »
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Taking 20 min Oraquick finger prick tomorrow at 14

Posted by ExWorryWart, 5 Replies
For better or worse, I finally decided I will just go and get a conclusive test by Oraquick Finger Prick rapid test done 14 weeks past my exposure.

My rational mind says:

I have extremely low risk (unprotected oral/fingering)
Tested negative at 5 and... Read more »

Small cut on finger before encounter with sex worker

Posted by Zen1974, 1 Reply
So I went to a massage parlor today. Right before I went in, minutes before, I was drinking out of a glass bottle and felt something small hit my face.. it felt like a grain of sand. I brushed it away and felt a small sting. It was a teeny tiny... Read more »

rimming/fingering/anal bleeding!!!

Posted by davegraham1
I want to know the risks for certain sexual activities that were performed on me by a guy that is very sexualy active. I am aware this guy always performs safe sex but other ctivities are not protected.

He rimmied and fingered me for a fair bit of... Read more »