Hipatitis B,c, Open Cut Contact To Blood On Surfaces

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...specific personal risk of infection because (1) the amount of virus studied is not found in human specimens or elsewhere in nature, and (2) no one has been identified as infected with HIV due to contact with an environmental surface. Additionally, HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or...
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HCV Transmission

I am 29 year old Canadian male suffering from HCV transmission anxiety. To get infected by HCV, infected blood has to contact my bloodstream. Does that mean the blood has to hit a vein or artery? Or does the infected blood just have to somehow...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I cannot answer all your questions but the main issue is that - yes HCV is mainly transmitted with a blood to blood exposure among injection drug users and sometimes through sex that is associated with some minor trauma. No I would Read more »

menstrual blood residue

Hello,Firstly thank you for providing such a fantastic resource.Sorry for asking what may be a very paranoid question, but here we go:I live with HIV+ women and am concerned about coming into contact with traces of menstrual blood left behind on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...chapter devoted to nonsexual HIV prevention. Enjoy your new friends. Don't let HIV spoil the party. Dr. Bob THANK YOU...you opended my mind (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT) Oct 23, 2007 I wrote to you about 3 to four days ago about my fear of... Read more »

bloody surfaces?

What are the chances of contracting HCV through contaminated surfaces? What type of open wound would you have to have for this to be a risk and would the risk still be low even if you had a weeping cut? Would a good amount of blood have to be...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I agree with you..If it were that easy, more people would be infected. The vast majority of people with hepatitis C at this time admit to injection drug use - even a one time use can do it.Dr. McGovern Read more »

Do you need to be cut?

I had sex with a college girl two and a half years ago. After three rounds I ran out of condoms, I was drunk. So, I made the mistake of not using one for the next round. The next day I realized exactly what I did. However, I was not cut on the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...in your specific case, the urethra (the tube you pee out of). Certain types of cells may essentially transport HIV from the surface of these mucous membranes to the white blood cells of a person's body where it replicates. Cuts or sores may... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...neutrophil percentage isabout 50-70 percent of the total WBC count. When your neutrophil count is low(a condition called neutropenia), you are more likely to get bacterialinfections. Lymphocytes ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...internal bleeding or you could bruise easily. People with HIV disease sometimes have a low platelet count, also called "thrombocytopenia." Taking HIV medications usually corrects this problem. Platelets are almost never so high that they cause... 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...provides extensive information aboutall aspects of HIV treatment. We also provideinformation on Hep C. All calls, mailings and othercontacts are treated confidentially. Contact CATIEonline or by phone at: www.catie.ca ,1.800.263.1638. Read more »
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