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Touching Blood Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV

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

Table of Contents 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 lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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daughter of 2 may have touched blood

Hi, I have been diagnosed with an ocd regarding hiv, but still awaiting treatment. When I was at a gp surgery I sat my daughter on a chair while I rang for taxi, as any child does she was climbing all over the chair. When I got up I noticed a piece...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Your anxiety is the problem in this case. It's great that you know about having OCD, I'm sure that treatment will help you as you move forward to manage your feelings of worry and danger.At the same time, it's... Read more »

touch blood with finger

before 1 week i met a japanese girl 22 yrs and we do a sex using condom, when i remove the kingdon i noticed a blood on my finger from the outside surface of the condom, i wash my hand but i am still worried if she had HIV it may be transmitted to...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Please refer HIV questions to the HIV forum.No I would not consider you at risk. I don't know which country you are living in, but in the US we recommend at least a one-time HIV test for all persons as part of routine medical care. You may want... Read more »

Vagina touched blood on toilet seat! Help me please!

Hi doctor,Please take this time to review my question. A little history of myself, I have anxiety and depression issues. Recently I had an exposure which caused me to panic very badly and I am hoping for your rescue.I want to know if blood can seep...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission by sitting on a toilet seat is extremely rare to impossible. HIV transmission occurs when there is a prolonged exposure to body fluid, blood, semen, vaginal fluid or mother to child through breast feeding. Just by sitting on the... Read more »

Touched Blood 3 times

Hi, I have come in contact with other people's blood 3 times in the past few months. first when I was at work and my coworker cut himself on a frame and wiped the blood across the area, I was helping him I am not sure if I touched his blood...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAll of your exposures are not ways you can get HIV.The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of... Read more »
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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 »

Need help with HIV test

Posted by server5, 2 Replies
So basically I had protected vaginal intercourse and received unprotected oral intercourse from a female of unknown status.

5 weeks and 3 days, I tested myself with a home HIV test kit. About 10 minutes after doing the test, only the control band was... Read more »

ANY1 NEEDS ANY SUPPORT OR HELP GET IN TOUCH....

Posted by Str8ass, 3 Replies
Hi Every1,

ANY1WHO NEEDS ANY SUPPORT OR CHAT GET IN TOUCH - Ive been HIV 4yrs now and been trough the DARK and out the other end - Ive alot to share - and to be positive gets you through it all. Cheers Roars.... Read more »

touching wet blood on floor

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
These blood fears are sickening but here goes:

About 6-7 months ago in capoeira class I was doing a hand stand and there was a spot of blood on the floor. I accidentally got one of my fingers in it. I wiped it off on my pants as there was no water. I... Read more »