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Can you contract HIV from being stuck by a ball point pen?

Can you contract HIV from being stuck by a ball point pen?

Possible, Unlikely: A vast majority of HIV transmissions occur via unprotected sexual relations & sharing needles. Hiv is transmitted by infected bodily fluid coming into contact w/open wounds. In theory a pen contaminated w/infected bodily fluids could transmit HIV if it contacted/created an open wound. This scenario would be very unlikely. Anyone who thinks they've had direct contact w/hiv should request testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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Yesterday a repairman after complrtin his job he got big cut on his hand and then gave pen to sign.So what's risk for HIV if anyhow i touched his blood?

Yesterday a repairman after complrtin his job he got big cut on his hand and then gave pen to sign.So what's risk for HIV if anyhow i touched his blood?

HIV is hard to get: First, this is not how people get hiv. If it was doctors, nurses, paramedics and hospice workers, just to name a few would be infected. Second, your skin is a very good barrier to bugs and viruses in general. Third, it is a bit offensive that you think this repairman has hiv. So, to answer you question, the risk is zero. ...Read more

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Std risk from genital grinding from women. No condom. No pen. No ejacul. Thailand; HIV subtype e or other STD possible? Two weeks ago. Testing needed?

Std risk from genital grinding from women. No condom. No pen. No ejacul. Thailand; HIV subtype e or other STD possible? Two weeks ago. Testing needed?

STI: If there was any skin to skin where a possibility of bodily fluids could have been exchanged then there is a possibility of sexually transmitted infection ...Read more

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What is hiv?

What is hiv?

HIV: Hiv is short for human immune deficiency virus.This is the virus which causes aids.And it is trasmitted by IV drug use and sharing needles and by having sex with a partner who is infected with the virus. ...Read more

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What is Hiv?

What is Hiv?

HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV/AIDS weakens a person's ability to fight infections. It is contracted through unprotected sex or needle sharing. An HIV test confirms diagnosis. Medications may suppress the virus and delay the onset of AIDS. http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/ ...Read more

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What is HIV?

Human immunodeficien: cy virus. It's a virus transmitted through blood, semen and vaginal secretions by sex, sharing needles and giving birth. The virus attacks the immune system so you're not able to fight infections, and causes inflammation inside your body which can lead to chronic diseases. Medications called ARV's trap HIV inside cells so it can't spread and to help boost immunity. More info: http://bit.ly/1J61Fe7 ...Read more

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What cause hiv?

What cause hiv?

Cause of AIDS: Human immunodeficiency virus. It may be acquired through sex, intravenous drug use or other exposure to body fluids of an infected person. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hiv?

Symptoms of hiv?

Don't wait!: Don't wait for the symptoms of HIV to show up - get tested if you could be at risk (risk factors: unprotected sex, needle sharing). A few weeks after contracting the virus, HIV causes a flu-like syndrome (fevers, malaise). Then the virus can lie dormant for years before causing life-threatening infections of the lung, brain, and other organs due to the body's damaged and decreased immunity. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more