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Transmission Of Hiv Through Blood Products And Other Tissues

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Blood product contact-HIV risk

Dr Frascino, I have a similar question and a surgical resident, today I was in the OR for almost 8 hrs with a trauma pt, just after we started I felt a wet area over the skin on one of my legs, because I was assiting I did not pay much attention to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello, Prolonged exposure could theoretically increase the risk of HIV transmission.Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) should be started as soon as possible and no later than 72 hours after an exposure. Read more »

New Friends have HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT)

My wife met a nice couple and we have been hanging out with them. They told her when they first... Read more »

Grandfather and HIV (CASUAL CONTACT, 2009)

My mom said to email you, I'm 15 and just found out my grandpa has HIV. I'm so scared because my... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.K. Report Examines Contaminated Blood Products That Spread HIV in 1970s, 1980s

... An independent report released on Monday examines the use of contaminated blood products in the United Kingdom's National Health Service during the 1970s and 1980s, which spread HIV, hepatitis and other bloodborne Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scotland to Launch Inquiry Into Contaminated Blood Products That Spread HIV, Other Diseases

... Officials in Scotland plan to launch a public inquiry into the spread of HIV and hepatitis through contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s, BBC News reports. The government about one year ago announced that it would hold an... Read more »
Project Inform

A Common Blood Product Called IVIG May Help Clear the HIV Reservoir

...from a small proof-of-concept study using high-dose intravenous (in the vein) immunoglobulin (IVIG) to reduce the amount of HIV found in cells where HIV quietly lurks, sometimes call the latent reservoir . These reservoirs are compartments of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...In the United States, it is also possible to acquire HIV through exposure to infected blood, transfusions of infected blood, blood products, or organ transplantation, though this risk is extremely remote due to rigorous testing of the U.S. blood... Read more »
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testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rolled on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you think HIV Aids virus can be that 'sly' as the ghonorrea virus have prooved to be? but for sure i din get back i.e din have... Read more »

can you get HIV from fingering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...do you get aids or HIV from fingering? Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

I would appreciate your answer

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...a few days ago I had a discuttion to a person with aids.Accidentally, during the conversation, I felt some drops of spit(of the sick person) on my lip.I had a very small breakage, abrasure Read more »