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Testing Negative After Touching Blood

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Hepatitis C testing

I touched blood on a countertop back after a customer left and had wiped it off with a napkin with hand sanitizer on it in February and freaked out because I had a small cut on my hand (from dry skin, the top skin was still there)... it didn't seem...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think it was okay to test to be conservative, but would have advised that the risk was extremely low. You are all set...I would not follow this up any further. Read more »

Can I stop testing?

Greetings Dr. Bob,I know the window period question is one that never dies, but hopefully this... Read more »

Can you please tell me if my test results are conclusive????

Hello, I emailed you a few weeks ago about sharing a dollar bill to sniff cocaine!( Since I... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider immediately... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...tested, or they might have gotten the test too soon after they were exposed to HIV. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. What if Both People Are Already Infected? Some people who are HIV-infected don't see the need to follow... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you... Read more »
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2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...is the 2009 H1N1 virus sometimes called "swine flu"? This virus was originally referred to as "swine flu" because laboratory testing showed that many of the genes in the virus were very similar to influenza viruses that normally occur in pigs... Read more »
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My test came back negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hey casie my test came back negative.....howevger I'm still going to test again in DEC. just to be safe.its been like 3 months since possible exposure with a Read more »

Blood Donation - Should I? Can I?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Since my last test (where I tested negative) the only "sex" I have had was having a man "grind" himself against by butt and some touching with his hand near my vagina. The rest was just feeling and kissing. Can I donate blood tomorrow and not... Read more »

Positive, then negative! Going out of my mind

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...gave me the news over the phone but was very sketchy on details. I didn't know what to ask because I didn't know much about the testing proceedures. He said it was an ELISA test and that he was going to have the lab verify the results on the same... Read more »

testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...test HIV ? why do they say 1-2 weeks ? mine was ready in one week and im jw if something did come up say a day you got your blood work would they call you and leave a msg if you werent home ? and say you were on holidays how would they contact... Read more »