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Transmission Through Blood To Blood Contact

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HIV transmission trough blood to eye contact

Is it possible to become infected in the following situation:A person with a bleeding nose wipes his nose with his sleeves as well as with his hands, after which he wipes his hands with his clothes, after which he touches another person's eyes...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNo, you cannot get HIV this way.HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected... Read more »

transmission thru casual blood contact

Why is it a miniscule risk when someone comes in contact with infected blood. Many people have... Read more »

What's the chance I've contacted HIV through blood contact?

Today I was down at the beach when two homeless men got into a serious fight. One drew a knife and... Read more »
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Hepatitis C Transmission

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Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C Happens Through Blood, Not Semen, in Gay Men With HIV, Study Says

Sexual transmission of hepatitis C (HCV) has been documented since 2000 among gay, HIV-positive men in several major cities, including Amsterdam, Berlin, London and New York. The sexual practice of fisting has been particularly associated with the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Herpes Drug That Lowers HIV Virus in Patients' Blood Does Not Reduce Transmission Rates, Study Finds

"Treating herpes in people who are also infected with HIV does not reduce the chances that they will pass on the AIDS virus," according to a study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine , the New York Times reports. Though... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Swiss HIV Cohort Study Reports Hepatitis C Transmitted During Sexual Contact

This article was reported by HealthCanal . HealthCanal reported on a Swiss study showing that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is transmitted by sexual contact as well as in blood. Researchers at the University Hospital Zurich compared the... Read more »
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Contact with Dried Blood on School Desk

Posted by SkilledWorrier, 1 Reply
Hi. I'm a moderate worrier... having sudden acute concerns that result every so often.

At school a couple days ago, there was a decent amount (1-2 sq. in., or so) of dried blood on the desk next to me. And it's possible that blood on the table could... Read more »

Blood Contact

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was wondering if there was a possibility of contracting hiv through a small amount of blood on chapped lips... Read more »

blood contact

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I received a splash of infected blood on my arm while giving first aid to a friend of mine who is hiv+.My skin was intact in that point but I didn't wash it immediately couse I saw it later.I didn't ask for PEP.Am I at risk?
Six months after the... Read more »

Contact with blood and scared!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

Something happened to me at work the other night that really scared me and I was hoping someone could help. I work in retail, and a guy (maybe 60 years old) and his wife came in the store to make a purchase. I rang them up, but I noticed... Read more »