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Blood Splash Eye Hiv
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 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
Can't tell: Although this mode of transmission has been reported, it is quite rare. It is also impossible to tell how much blood it make take since it depends on whether your eyes are already inflamed and the viral count in the f blood. If you are concerned, just get tested even though the risk is very low. ...Read more
Small, but possible: Hiv virus is generally not very transmissible. However, if blood of an infected individual get on a mucous membrane, like the eye surface, transmission is possible. Depending on the viral load of the person whose blood it was (i.e. Are they being treated for hiv? If so lower viral load). Make sure you get an HIV test in several weeks, and practice safe sex until then. ...Read more
Had tiny drop of blood in my left eye from a person of unknown hiv status, what are my chances assuming the person is hiv positive.
Possibly: If the person who does the coughing be 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
Possible: If there is blood in the mouth and they spit in your eye, there is possibility to develop hiv, if they are infected. But it has also to do with their viral count and their antiviral treatment. Many of HIV infected patients are in remission on the medications available today. So they may not have any viral load to infect anyone. In either way, precaution should be taken and be tested. ...Read more
NO risk: In multiple studies around the world exposure to blood in the eye is not risky for HIV infection. But, it is dangerous for both hepatitis b and c. I have no idea why you would ask about makeup remover. Please do not put makeup remover in an eye. That may cause permanent damage. ...Read more
Boy cut his hand n washed. Due to pain he saked hands n some blood flew to my face, eyes is this HIV risk?
Hiv risk: Risk is practically non-existent.Get a more detailed answer ›
I touched a toothpick and i accidentaly touched my eye immediately after...can I spread HIV HCV or hbv?I didn't see blood on it but im scared...
Yesterday boy cut his hand n bleeding. He did something n his blood flew towards me in my face. I got some blood on eyes. Is this risk for hiv.
Some guy on the bus spit out the window and the saliva came back to my face going into my eye. He could have had blood In his saliva. Can I get HIV?
No: I'm sorry people are like that. The risk is zero. In the old days, family contacts of HIV-positive patients just didn't get infected except by sex or doing needle drugs. You can't go through life as a grown man letting this kind of thing trouble you. Worrying like this is like worrying about causing pregnancy by sharing a dip in a pool or a bar of soap. Don't be a slave to such fears. ...Read more
Hiv positive person spit came in contact with my eye. If suppose there was blood in his saliva can I get infected.
A boy cut his hand n due to pain he saked his hands n his blood flew towards my eye. Is there any hiv risk. If any can you plz explain why it is so.
No: Back in the old days when there was no treating and people who were HIV-negative lived as families with people who are HIV-positive, nobody ever got infected except by sex or needle-sharing. Period. In fact, blood splatter hasn't even transmitted hepatitis B, which is far more catching. ...Read more
I was sitting behind some1 on a golf cart. If they were bleeding could the wind blow blood back in my mouth and eyes and I get hiv? Severe hiv anxiety
Address these fears: I think you understand that these fears are utterly unrealistic. During the old days, with several million families living with one member positive, there was not a single infection that was not due to sex or sharing needles. You can't go through life like this. You are already getting mental health care, which is a sign of strength and wisdom on your part. Ask about CBT or other Rx for HIV fear. ...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.
Outside in dark alone.kept rubblish bin. Saw nobody but when returned I saw 2-3 drop fresh blood on hand. HIV risk if it got into eye, mouth or cut.
No: This should not be a risk if there were NO other people around. It can only be transmitted by body fluids of an infected person not from trash etc. hope that helps ...Read more
Boy cut his hand n bleeding. Saked his hand due to pain n unfortunately some of his blood flew to my face, eyes and mouth. Is this HIV risk help me?
Eye contact: Eye contact could be a route for infection. Likelihood is hard to say. Did you flush the eyes after the contact with your eyes? ...Read more
Can spit from a hiv person that may contain blood infect you if it gets in eye or mouth when speaking to them?
Absolutely not: For over a decade during which there was no treatment, not a single family member of an HIV-positive person was infected except through sex or sharing needles. Cuddling, kissing, cleaning up bloody cuts, and just being a loving family carries zero risk. You'd be doing yourself and those around you a terrible disservice to let these fears darken your thoughts. Best wishes. ...Read more
Deliveryman got bleeding cut n saking his hand to drop blood. I was walking behind n blood flew to my eye, face, mouth. Now worried about hiv is it risk?
See details: The risk is virtually zero.Get a more detailed answer ›
Got blood on hand. Nobody nearby. Got mosquito bite above blood. Worried 4 HIV. Also, whatif anyhow blood got to my eye mouth cut. Couldnot see mosquito?
No worries of HIV: From a mosquito bite. HIV is not from an insect, but from human sexual contact, or infected needle, IV of blood from someone who has it. It's okay if you didn't see mosquito. If your bite looks infected, or you're getting sick, see your doctor. There is a particular mosquito that's getting people very sick, the Asian Tiger Mosquito or chikungunya mosquito now in northern states besides Texas. ...Read more
While shopping a man tslked to me. While talking, he spit on my face eyes mouth. Is there HIV risk if his spit contains blood that got on me?
No: There is absolutely no riskGet a more detailed answer ›
Did a blood glucose test for a patient in a clinic. I removed the test with bare hands and then rubbed eyes accidentally. Possible hiv/ pathogens?
No: That is not a realistic fear. Wash your hands after doing these. ...Read more
Man spitting blood near trash can. A plastic spoon was near & I touched it with a napkin¬iced small wet spot on finger. Accidently rub eye. Hiv/Hcv?
Is saliva from a hiv + person that gets in eye a risk if they also have gum disease(?blood)? My client accidentally spits and it gets in mouth/eyes
Low risk, but...: If a dental hygienist or similar, you're supposed to take routine precautions against such exposures, like glasses or goggles. HIV risk is low, but this also protects against other blood borne viruses, colds, influenza, etc. Saliva inactivates HIV and not known to transmit it, even when blood is also present, and your risk is very low. But if patient definitely has HIV, you may need treatment. ...Read more
Only hiv expert plz. Deliveryman cut himself n moving his hand. I was walking behind on road n his blood flew to my eye, face, mouth. Any risk 4 hiv.
HIV transmission : IF the delivery man has HIV, and he has active virus in his blood, there is a very small risk of you being infected by having contact with his blood in the manner you described. Ideally, you would find out his status, and if positive, you would be tested a couple of times over a few months. Here's a reference : http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/routes-hiv-transmission?nocache=1 ...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