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Blood Splash Eye Hiv
Possibly: If the person who does the coughing is HIV positive and if he has a positive viral count (he should know this if he is being treated), then the saliva and secretions can contain the virus. If this gets into someone else's eye, it can pass into the back of the throat and if there is a break in the lining you could get the virus in your system and have a problem. A lot of "ifs" to happen. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Yes: Transmission of blood borne diseases can occur through any mucosa if there are breaks present, even those that you may not be able to see with your eyes. Therefore it would be wise to avoid any contact with potentially infected material if you are uncertain about the integrity of your mucosal lining. ...Read more
HIV: If the blood drawer sticks themselves with the needle which has been in a vein or artery of an HIV+ person they may get HIV infection in this manner, but this is a very unusual occurrence. In order to get HIV you need intimate contact between a positive and negative person, either sexually, needle sharing, organ donation, etc. This is not an easy disease to acquire if you are reasonably careful. ...Read more
Unknown boy cut hand. Accidently his blood flew to my face eye mouth. Is there any HIV risk evenin 1 drop blood got to my face eye or mouth.
Possibly: If the blood was contaminated with HIV then it can mix with the tears of the eye, and pass into the nose and into the GI tract. If there is a break in the surface anywhere in this passage, the virus could enter the body and cause infection. This would be a rare event but is theoretically possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hiv transmitted through water, while cleaning mix water blood on floor, & person has cut on his fingers, if he touch that blood how much chances of hiv
Potential risks: All you described are potential risks for infection, as the required precautions are not followed , the reason to wear gloves & protective gear, not to touch body fluids , protect open wound by proper dressings and gloves, fortunately it appears HIV virus do not survive long out side the human body. ...Read more
No such test: No. But it is well known that a HIV infected individual has virus lining the anal or vaginal canals. These viral studies show that these viral levels diminish after the first six months of infection. They do not readily correlate to the blood viral load which us the current standard and reproducible way to monitor HIV infection. ...Read more
No: In real life, people do not catch infections that way. However, life can surprise you sometimes, so one must avoid blood contact unless it is the blood of a person he knows to be uninfected. ...Read more
No: Hiv seems to require living white cells to survive for any length of time, all viruses are fragile and most cannot tolerate drying, and casual household contacts of hiv-positive people even before treatment simply didn't catch it. Relax. You won't get sick. ...Read more
Highly unlikely: someone with oral herpes had to be using that drink, and the virus had to withstand the concentration of alcohol in the drink, and you had to get enough of an innoculum in your eye to cause infection, the odds of all of which being very low. I am more concerned with the fact that this is your fear. Talk to your PCP about your concerns. A prophylactic course of antiviral eyedrops could ease fears ...Read more
Definition: By strict definition that is correct.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bit my lip, broken skin & trace bleeding. Risk of blood-borne disease (HIV, hep, etc.) transmission to/from partner in deep kissing?
A small risk: yes there would be a small risk. you should have testing if there is a concern the partner has these infections. ...Read more
Can urine on public toilet seat transmit Hepatitis B when skin of penis (Shaft) came into contact with it? Or does urine not transmit/carry HBV?
Urine does not carry: HBV. Only blood. You are safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Please forgive me if your question leaves me puzzled and skeptical. Thankfully, oral ingestion turns out to be an extremely ineffective way of transmitting the virus. If you have obsessive thoughts that people are sneaking infectious blood into your food and drink, you need to talk about this with your personal physician. Our minds can play cruel tricks on us, and this can be treated. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more