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What Is The Risk Of Getting HIV From Touching Blood

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...infection, you should take steps to prevent getting infected. People recently infected (within the past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and refers you to other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid any...
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yardwork risk?

today, when it was about 75, i was helping out with yardwork and i carried a few big piles of grass. what would be the risk if sum psycopath who was hiv+ was bleeding in the piles trying to infect sum1, and a total of 4-40 drops of hiv poz blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...total looney tunes major league fluffernutter arena. I'm curious why you would specifically ask about 4-40 drops of HIV poz blood getting into your nose, eyes, mouth and zits? Three drops not worrisome? Forty-one drops unquestionably lethal??? Oh... Read more »

Could i contract HIV?

Dear Doctor Bob, I should start by saying that i have a really bad case of OCD. my story is this...i went to the supermarket and used one of those touch screen self check outs. When i got home, i washed my hands a couple of times with antibacterial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hands "a couple of times" and then touching the string of your tampon, which touches your "intimates" carries absolutely no risk for any disease.You write: ". . . I have high anxiety." I absolutely agree and I hope you are getting psychotherapy... Read more »

Hep C/HIV risk from dried blood?

My child recently had routine blood work done. On the arm rest was an area of dried blood which the tech wiped up with an alcohol pad before my child put his arm up. Is there any risk from this? Also, the tech uncapped the needle early, put it down...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No I am not concerned about either risk. Hepatitis viruses are transmitted when blood meets blood, like a direct injection of fresh blood into the vein of other person - as is the case with injection drug users. Read more »

FIRST TIME ASKING- DONATIONS! Risk from blood in bathroom? NEVER ASKED QUESTIONSB4

Doctor,This is a rather unusual question. I was on my period a week ago and used the restrooms at work. When I flushed the toilet, there was a noticeable amount of blood on the ground. I tossed some toilet tissue onto the blood and used my shoe to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are still "terrified" and "losing sleep over this"???? Hmmm . . . amazing. Dearie, even without an overdose of Purel, your HIV risk is completely nonexistent. OK? I suggest you spend some time reading through the information on this site and... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...way. When this happens, a chemical called lactic acid isproduced. Lactic acid changes to another form called lactate in the blood. Lactate isthen broken down by the liver. If your cells produce too much lactic acid, yourliver may have a hard... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...safer sex to riskier sex. Each time you engage in a sexual activity, you choose (whether consciously or unconsciously) the level of risk you are comfortable with for that moment. Safer sex often involves use of latex condoms, latex dental dams,... Read more »
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Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the same girl 3. touched blood of 2 different people at different times and had no cuts on my hand 4. Wrestled and afraid I got someone's... Read more »

Chances of getting HIV

Posted by cookie, 3 Replies
...Hi, One day at school, i found a drop of blood on my skin and i don't know who it was. I want to ask the cances of me getting HIV and how much blood is needed to transmit HIV? Read more »

are there any risks below? PLZ answer

Posted by kljhkfdjhselfjd, 1 Reply
...my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint touch any part of me... Read more »

hiv risks?

Posted by ben7206, 3 Replies
...used to stck my hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint... Read more »