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Touching A Bloody Scab How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For AIDS

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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
...recommended.Addressing your specific questions:1.No.2.It would certainly 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... Read more »

Cut to Cut

Can someone please answer my question I'm freaking out! I went to an AIDS benefit on Saturday and... 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... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...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... Read more »
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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...stomach bloating, may indicate the presence of parasites. Basophils (Bas) are not well understood, but they are involved in long-term allergic reactions such as asthma or skin allergies. They are usually less than 1% of WBCs. Read more »
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Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...treating HIV. Studies have shown that an HIV-positive person whose health care provider treats many HIV-positive people lives longer than a person whose health care provider treats a few HIV-positive people. Even though there is no cure for HIV... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...a Pap smear every six months Pregnancy and HIV With the advances in HIV care and treatment, many HIV+ women are livinglonger, healthier lives. As they think about the future, some of these womenare deciding to have the babies they always... Read more »
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worried. PLEASE answer

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...thursday. and has anyone who shaved facial hair have a stinging or slightly burning feeling even after 10 hours? does it take that long to develop scabs? or is it irritation? am i being paranoid. Read more »

worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...but me and my friend didnt really bother about them at all,and then they came back after a while from the other direction,they touched me and my friend's hips and walked off,one of them turned around sticking his or her tongue out at us i am... Read more »

Can somebody PLEASE respond

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...was hiv + blood getting in my wound? what's the risk? 4.(march 18) got done jogging, saw a 1 inch wound on my thumb (wide and long) with blood in it. what's the risk if it was not mine but hiv + blood? 5.(march 31) saw a 1 inch in diameter spot... Read more »

PLEASE respond

Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...would be the risk of hiv or any std if there was hiv+ blood on the table, got on his shirt, and that wound (when it was open) touched it? what would be the risk if it was dot sized drop of blood? what about inch sized drop of blood? or am i just... Read more »