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Worried about touching blood

I touched blood which was on the cotton.I know for sure that the blood was out of body for already twoo minutes. Later i bit my nail.Is there a risk of infection is some blood gets in my mouth.I am worried since my gums are not so healthy. Thanks in...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo, even if the blood on the cotton had HIV, it would surely have died before you touched it. HIV is present in blood, semen, vaginal fluids and breast milk. To create an infection, one of these four body fluids with HIV in it must come... Read more »

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Worried about possible hep b/c delaying HIV window period

Posted by n1368585, 2 Replies
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I had a possible exposure (unprotected sex with csw) in Thailand in nov 2011.

I tested negative with 3rd gen ELISA at 4,8,10, 13 and 16 weeks.

Also did a ELICA at 8.5 months which was negative.

However, here is the worrying part. I have been... Read more »

My child touch blood of my HIV+ Husband

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband is HIV+
He cut his finger bad and ran into the bathroom and he was dripping blood on the floor.
My young daugher touch the blood and ran to the basement ( I was washing clothes) and said "daddy is bleeding, daddy is bleeding") Although im... Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
has anyone developed thrush while in the window period? is this possible, or is this an aids related symptom?

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Is this OHL or thrush? Please reaply soon

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
The only risk I can think of Ive had is wearing an HIV person's worn clothes. First, I should say that my tongue has always been craggly and cracky. But I have a white bump-thing on the side of my tongue. I think there MIGHT be a little white growth... Read more »