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Testing Negative After Touching Skin

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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 »

Tests trump symptoms,symptoms trump tests...?

At approx. 6 months past any exposure I had a Unigold instant blood test at a clinic, it was... Read more »

Dr. Bob, should I test again?

Hi Dr BOB, I made a donation and asked a coule of long questions and after re-reading my post... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...unfaithful "just once." Even people who got a negative test result might be infected. They might have been infected after they got tested, or they might have gotten the test too soon after they were exposed to HIV. Fact Sheet 102 has more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...Exposed? If you think you have been 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... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is why it's so important for everybody to get tested for HIV regularly (preferably once a year as part of a routine health checkup). Having HIV may be scary, but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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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Please Help, Confused and scared...

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
...feel a irratable tingle sensation in my anus. I need help anyone with any feedback is much appreciated. Also I went to get tested after 10 days results were negative, but the nurse told me that its an antibody test and in 10 days there is no... Read more »

More complications??

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
...of tounge has strong visible white spots, throat feels itchy inside, 2 lymph glands under throat seem enlarged- and when you touch them they send pain sensations thru my neck. It feels as if my throat was closing up. I have extremly dry eyes,... Read more »

Last time, before test!!

Posted by CJ64, 3 Replies
...Getting test done, just looking for some good news from someone. Had test done at 54 days from last exposure and was neg. That was in the first week of May. But I still have minor sore throat, numbness in hands and arms off/on only at night. Tops Read more »

293 days(or10 months) still symptoms

Posted by mistake1, 3 Replies
...question? i cant seem to get it out of my head and, my lymphs in my groin and neck just wont go away. they are painfull to touch and swollen. any one. Read more »