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White Discharge After Swallowing Blood Worried I Have HIV

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...idea to have yourtests done at the same lab each time. If you get an unexpected result on onetest, your health care provider will probably want you to get a second test tosee if the results are the same as the first one. Don't worry too much about asingle unexpected result -- usually trends over time are more important. Most lab reports show the normal range of results from each test andhighlight any of your results that are outside the...
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HIV Infection via swallowing blood?

Dear Dr. Bob,My husband and I are aid workers in Tanzania, where the prevalence of AIDS is greater than 10% in the city we work (Dar es Salaam). He was involved in a car accident on Friday and the taxi driver's blood went into his mouth. He has no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...small quantity. There are components in saliva that inhibit HIV. Also, stomach acid would kill the virus.Because you are clearly worried, I'd suggest your husband get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. The results will most... Read more »

Mild alteration in my blood test. Should I be worried?

I am 46 years old man who is positively charged since 1991 and on HAART therapy since 2001, when my CD4 count dropped to 44 and I had pneumocistosys. After being discharged from the hospital, I started my treatment with antiretrovirals. I am on the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your current HIV regimen is usually safe for the liver and pancreas. From what you described the level of concern about significant liver/pancreas Read more »

Blood splash in eyes WORRIED

Hey doc first off ur awsome and second ur going a great job. I'm currently a Paramedic and about 5 months ago I got albuetrol with a blood mixture spit at me I'm not sure if it went In my eyes but it did hit me in the face. I did fill a form fir...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Paramedic,You are definitely WOO-HOO-able. I see absolutely no cause for worry or additional HIV testing. So relax Max! You're fine.Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

out of luck this time?

Doctor, thanks for your help in the past. Im back in the US now for the new years and sending my donation as mentioned in the past, can I use my visa card or cheque is the only way? I will send $150.00 within this week. This is Mark if you remember...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...experiencing dry itchy eyes and pain which grows to my sinus and headache to under my eyes and neck pain. Also I have had clear discharge that is not going away since the exposure. I have been to the doctor about a week after the exposure, they... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...obsessive-compulsiveness. The key is to realize when your fears about HIV are legitimate and when they're not. Keep in mind that, if you're worried that something you did put you at risk for HIV, no matter how "out there" you might think your... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

... The Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cell Tests White Blood Cell Tests The Complete Blood Count (CBC) The most common laboratory test Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...positive, or in other unexpected ways. To be safe, always avoid direct contact with blood and sexual fluids in any context. Don't worry too much about rare cases. For instance, there is one documented case of transmission from deep or "French"... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

... Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications? Blood Sugar Blood Fats See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...seroconversion past 14 months since tests negative.All doctors I have seen have said I am conclusively negative and should stop worrying. Please comment on my worries that i could be infectedwith an undetectable new strain. Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...drugs and have always used protected sex. I don't see how I could have possibly have gotten HEP C but now this is making me worried about my HIV results. Anyone know how common is it to get a false positive on a HEP C test? Also, my doctor... Read more »

worried I've got HIV after oral without

Posted by anonymouslad, 6 Replies
...be nothing nothing to do with a possible std infection. But this along with regularly feeling mildly sick is getting me very worried I'm one of the tiny tiny percent of people who've been unlucky enough to get HIV through unprotected. Do these... Read more »

HIV WORRY NO HELP

Posted by NoLife, 2 Replies
...later i had the ARS symptoms ( muscle stiffness shivers etc) and that persisted maybe a week and then i was fine, hence i didntworry about it anymore. I had my first UTi in 2000. Anyway, it was not till August 2005, that i had my first HIV and... Read more »