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Touching Blood And Possible HIV Exposure

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...is still possible for health care workers who take PEP to get HIV infection. Other Exposure In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposures that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom breaks during sex, or if they share needles for injecting drugs. Infants can be exposed if they drink...
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Inconsistent PEP usage after HIV exposure

During sex with a female prostitute the condom broke. I wiped myself off put on another condom and continued. After we finished I washed off my penis with water and some soap. The next day I went to the doctor, outlined what happened & the Dr had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from the PEP drugs?ThanksConcernedResponse from Dr. FrascinoHello Concerned,"Symptoms" that begin 30 hours after a potential HIV exposure would not be caused by HIV seroconversions. The symptoms associated with ARS (acute retroviral syndrome)... Read more »

Blood in mouth

Hi Dr. Frascino,I am having a lot of anxiety about a possible HIV exposure while eating food at a takeout restaurant. When the cook was grabbing a white plastic fork for me, he grabbed it by the business end. I then observed him wiping off the fork...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried in NY,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. You don't need an HIV test, but you do need counseling (psychotherapy) to help you confront and conquer your totally irrational fears of acquiring HIV.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

Exposure to HIV positive blood

I am a nurse who was caring for an HIV positive patient. He had a left arm wound that was connected to a wound vac. The tubing became disconnected and when I went to reconnect it some of the fliud splashed out of the tubing. I felt a light mist but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I agree you did not have a significant HIV exposure and PEP is currently not warranted. However, all occupational exposures or potential occupational exposures should be reported Read more »

What should I expect from post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medication?

Hi everyone, I'm very new to this so please bare with me. As yet I've not had a positive test, but I have had a possible exposure to the the hiv virus.I've acted quickly and my doctor has prescribed post exposure prophylaxis medication, which I'm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'm glad you acted quickly following your HIV exposure. And assuming that exposure was significant, I'm also glad your doctor prescribed PEP. However, I'm not so glad that he didn't Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...than 3 days) after the exposure has occurred. PEP should NOT be seen as a substitute for practices that can help avoid HIV exposure in the first place, such as consistent and correct use of condoms, abstinence from sex or mutual monogamy... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

... Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications? Blood Sugar Blood Fats See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included 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 »
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Blood Donation - Should I? Can I?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Since my last test (where I tested negative) the only "sex" I have had was having a man "grind" himself against by butt and some touching with his hand near my vagina. The rest was just feeling and kissing. Can I donate blood tomorrow and not... Read more »

Umm worried over last night

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...quite a bit. Well I accidentally busted a guy's nose while doin it. I saw no blood on my hands, but a minute or so later he touched my shoulder. I had a shirt on so blood didn't get on my body. Throughout the night I was using my shirt sleeve to... Read more »

I need help about p24 band

Posted by cleanbr, 2 Replies
...I took a routine blood test and they told me I am HIV+ I freaked out like anyone would. I have been with my wife for 1 year and 6 months and her test Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »