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Touching A Bloody Scab And HIV Testing

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...an HIV-positive woman unprotected oral sex (if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk 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 getting HIV. If you're curious about whether specific sexual acts are riskier than others, check out...
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HIV+ blood on two day old cut

Hello.I am a Police Officer who came into contact with HIV+ blood on duty. Long story short is that I was searching a person who had a cut on their hand. Their cut was at least 1hr old but was still oozing and was not dry. During this process I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dilute any infectious agent. Also, HIV does not live very long outside the body. The chance you got enough fresh HIV-tainted blood into your 1.5-day-old partially scabbed cut from a blood/water/soap mixture washing across the healing wound is... Read more »

Cut to Cut

Can someone please answer my question I'm freaking out! I went to an AIDS benefit on Saturday and I shook hundreds of hands with people who were infected with HIV. I also squeezed alot of faces to say how cute they were. When I got home I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...TPG,Relax.You don't get HIV this way.If you're having to take Xanax for your anxiety, maybe getting the definitive answer (by testing) would be a more effective therapeutic. BY Read more »

Possible Occupational Exposure and Testing

Hi - I am a police officer from Australia.17 days ago I attended a car accident where a female passenger in the car received some cuts/scratches to her knuckles in the accident. Her fingers were bleeding quite lightly. After speaking with the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...urge you to seek counseling for your anxiety and irrational HIV fears. Review the policy and procedures manual for dealing with blood or other potential infectious body fluids. This issue will undoubtedly come up periodically in your line of work... Read more »

Did I test wrong?

This seems like a great site for info. I have done some reading and still have a question. I definately had a serious possible exposure to hiv. I had unprotected sex with a stripper when I was drunk and after noticed that I had a herpes sore...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently, HIV testing at the three-month mark is warranted. I tend to doubt you invalidated your OraSure test, but if you are uncertain, why not just Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...herpes sore. You may still have genital herpes, however, even if your culture is negative (which means it does not show HSV). A blood test called type-specific test can tell whether you are infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2. The type-specific test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

... The Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cell Tests White Blood Cell Tests The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...care provider will use to see what the virus is doing in (and to) your body. Your HIV specialist will also give you complete blood count test to check your overall numbers. For a complete list of tests you may want to get when you're first... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA... Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...was kind of like sand grinding on my foot,i was wearing slippers,I checked my feet to see if there were any puncture wounds or blood,i didnt see any blood,so i tried to ignore this,but then 20 minutes later i started to become paranoid and i went... Read more »

Can somebody PLEASE respond

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...5.(march 31) saw a 1 inch in diameter spot of dried blood on my shorts n it wasn't mine. what's the risk if it was fresh n i touched it n it got into a wound? before all this (around september) some jerk threw a dirty shirt at me. what if the... Read more »

please respond

Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint touch any part of me till... Read more »

Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...or so later), I went home and looked on my shirt. While he was punching me, one of his scabs must have ripped open and some blood got on my shirt. Now I am terrified that I might get HIV. Someone, anyone who has any extended knowledge on this... Read more »