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Touching Blood Risks

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Exposure risk from touching blood

First off great site and loads of info! My question is in regards to an occupational (law enforcement) exposure to blood. Recently while arresting a subject I didn't have time to put my gloves on and during the hand cuffing I got two small spots of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...attention to exactly how HIV is and is not transmitted. As a law enforcement professional, this won't be your only encounter with blood.Happy Holidays.Dr. Bob Read more »

Anal touching - I pray not with blood!

Hi dr bob, Great sight, I am concerned about a potential exposure. A couple months ago I went for a... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...Enlarged or tender liver Cold or blue hands and feet Abnormal heart beat Weight loss It's important to get in touch with your health care provider right away ifyou experience symptoms. Early identification of lactic acidosis is... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...fullness. Temporary and permanent fillers are available.Temporary fillers usually last from three to 12 months and usually requiretouch-ups. Permanent fillers provide long-lasting results, but generally cannotbe removed if the outcome is not... Read more »
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touched blood in water

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...is my OCD getting the better of me but here goes. Last night at a Halloween punk/metal show I and a friend of mine had fake blood on our hands. We washed them together in a bucket of water. He then said he cut his hand and was washing the blood... 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 Read more »

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... Read more »

blood

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...then maybe 30 seconds or a minute were to pass and someone else had a small , slightly bleeding open cut (paper cut size) and touched the area where blood was present with their open cut. Would there be a risk of transmission. Is that enough... Read more »