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Which Leukocyte Is Affected Directly With A Patient That Is Hiv Positive

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False Positives. Does Chronic HCV affect an HIV test?

Hello Dr. McGovern. Thanks for the information you provided to me. I know that Orasure tests and other HIV tests are pretty accurate, but I'm not sure if my chronic hepatitis c may have affected the rusults on the Orasure blood test, which...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I do not know of any information of false positives with Orasure related to HCV. In matter of fact I would strongly doubt that since so many patients with HIV have HCV - the test accuracy would be terrible if that were the case.Anyone with a... Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend's recent HIV diagnosis. Regarding your risk, I suggest you read through the information in the archives of this forum in the chapters dedicated to magnetic couples, HIV-sexual prevention and... Read more »

superficial scratch with a staple from an hiv positive patient folder

Hello,I don't know if I am overreacting or if i should be concern. Today at work while i was carrying an hiv positive patient's folder, I have accidentally scratched myself superficially in the finger with a staple that was poking out at...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYes you are overreacting! 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 vaginal or... Read more »

Needle stick from HIV + & HCV + positive patient today 10-22-12

I had a puncture from a solid suture needle during an OR surgical procedure today. Immediately following the stick I flushed my finger under running water with various antiseptics. And then directly went to OHS for follow-up. The patients viral...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I doubt that infected you, but I'm not medically trained and not qualified to give you a knowledgeable answer.... Read more »
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looking for direction?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i'd like direction on if there is a mental health forum like this. i tested negative at 80 some days which is nearly 3 months ago...basically i'm 6 months post exposure. cheated on my wife, forgiven and so on. but i can't shake the guilt or just... Read more »


Posted by DKERL
Department of Veterans Affairs VHA DIRECTIVE 2008-003
Veterans Health Administration
January 22, 2008


on page 2 of this directive the following... Read more »

confused about exposure to tears of a positive patient

Posted by Faith77, 1 Reply
An HIV positive patient came to our hospital with perhaps tear duct block and I was asked to do Syringing of the eye by the ophthalmologist. I did the procedure without gloves because it is easier and also saw the nose with an endoscope. later on... Read more »

Just Positive

Posted by bosco_anaconda, 7 Replies
Hey - So far this has been a life changing month. On January 11, 2008 I found out I an HIV after taking a test during a routine yearly physical. Talk about dumb luck, I almost didn't have the test since I felt great and didn't have any problems what... Read more »