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PEG TUBE SPLASH TO EYE OF HIV+ PATIENT

i AM AN RN AND ON NOV. 9, 2008, I WAS GIVING MEDS VIA PEG TUBE TO AND AIDS PATIENT W/HIGH VIRAL COUNT AND LOW CD4 COUNT - HIV/RNA 854, ABSOLUTE CD4 1284, CD3% 95 (H), AND CD4+CD3 4(L), WHEN OPENING THE PEG TO ADMINISTER MEDS IT SPLASHED ME IN THE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First of all, an HIV RNA plasma viral load of 854 and absolute CD4 cell cont of 1,284 are not considered to be a "high viral load and low CD4 count" by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, just the opposite is true.Your... Read more »

Can you get hepatitis from toilet water splash back?

Hi Doctor, I would apprecite an answer to this question very much.I have honestly searched... Read more »

Toilet Water splash in eye. SCARED TO DEATH!

Ok, so I was using a public rest room. I flushed and the toilet got clogged. There was a plunger in... Read more »
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Toilet concerns:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a few questions about HIV transmission.

if there was menstrual blood in a toilet, and it splashed up on your rectum or vagina, is it possible to get infected?
same question for if there were feces, urine, regular blood or snot in the toilet.
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Hiv from used toilet paper?

Posted by LL1121, 1 Reply
Is it possible if a girl, who is hiv positve wiped after peeing and let it sit there till it dried then after someone else wiped with that same toilet paper, could they contract hiv from this?
Basically is it possible to catch hiv from using used... Read more »

Toilet Safety/Open Wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son is coming to see us. He has HIV and Chrohns disease and has blood in his stool, my wife has bleeding hemroids and I have had a boil near my butt lanced and is opened to drain. Since we all have something bleeding going on what precautions... Read more »

Cut on finger and toilet seat

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
thanks for the responses! Much appreciated! Another 2 questions regarding HIV transmission -

1. I had a cut on my finger where I was fingering my girlfriend - does this pose as a risk for HIV for her to get infected if I had the virus or me getting... Read more »