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Touching Blood Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...equipment, plus training about how to avoid diseases that are spread by blood. What If I've Been Exposed? If you think you have been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider immediately to discuss whether you should start taking antiretroviral drugs...
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Can I stop testing?

Greetings Dr. Bob,I know the window period question is one that never dies, but hopefully this touches on something that hasn't been addressed.I know that there are certain things that could delay the HIV window period even past the conservative CDC...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I can't imagine anywhere on the planet where you could get HIV testing but hepatitis screening was not available. (All you would need is a hepatitis C antibody test!) But to answer your question, Read more »

Hepatitis C testing

I touched blood on a countertop back after a customer left and had wiped it off with a napkin with hand sanitizer on it in February and freaked out because I had a small cut on my hand (from dry skin, the top skin was still there)... it didn't seem...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think it was okay to test to be conservative, but would have advised that the risk was extremely low. You are all set...I would not follow this up any further. Read more »

blood work (DIDN'T USE LATEX GLOVES FOR BLOOD DRAW)

Hello Doctor Bob. Hope all is well. Due to the grim economy and the threat of losing my job, I decided to have a full physical and blood work done while I still have health insurance. Everything came back ok...but I was surprised that the nurse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nonexistent and there is absolutely no need to be "tested for being tested." The wearing of latex gloves during phlebotomy (blood drawing) is designed primarily to protect the health care worker from contamination from patients infected with... Read more »

transmission of hiv through touching the infected needle and subsequently drawing blood from other person

Dr Bob, Please answer my question I am in great anexity. I have sucked the nipple of a prostitute and went of rapid test after 03 week and 07 week. But at the time of my second test the person was drawing blood had some casual approach. He had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. That includes both the nipple-sucking and blood-drawing incidents! Thank you for your support Read more »
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...unfaithful "just once." Even people who got a negative test result might be infected. They might have been infected after they got tested, or they might have gotten the test too soon after they were exposed to HIV. Fact Sheet 102 has more... Read more »
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Check my research please? hiv risk.. no?

Posted by poblly, 2 Replies
...because the skin on one of my knuckles tore. I am worried that if the skin on his knuckles tore that maybe Icould have got blood in the scrape. But from what i am reading there would have to be a signifigant amount of blood. There was not.... 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 results came back neg. I went Read more »

blood

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi. Just a question about blood on environmental surfaces. Suppose someone were to have a bleeding wound and get a small drop of blood on a surface (assuming Read more »

freaking terrified

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Something abnormal? Just curious. I am really scared but I went this last Friday and got my HIV test. I also got a full panel of STD testing done. God..I hope they hurry and get my results and everything comes back okay. Please pray for me.... Read more »