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Can You Get Aids By Touching Blood
No: Dried blood is not infectious. In addition, as long as your skin is intact in the area you are touching the dried blood, there is no risk. The danger would be if the blood was not dried and your skin was not intact. For instance, if you had an open sore and came in contact with hiv-infected blood (not dried), this would be higher risk. ...Read more
Can I get AIDS from masturbating with toilet paper and a ziplock bag? Ziplock bag and toilet paper did not contain any blood. Still worried.
Hi, there was a band_aid in my gym, my drinking bottol fell down on it and then I was drinking. Finally I have seen the blood band aid. Can I get Aids?
Untested blood: Nearly all of the people who developed aids from blood transfusions contracted them from blood that was not tested for HIV prior to 1985. Today all blood that is donated for blood transfusion is tested for HIV so there is very little risk of developing HIV from a blood transfusion. Cdc estimates risk to be approx 1 in 1.5 million. If you receive HIV + blood, 95% likely you will contract it. ...Read more
Can you get aids from blood to blood contact through a person that is not infected with the aids HIV virus?
Can I get aids if a girl bit me on the arm and also on the lips, and I had a very tiny red dot of blood?
.: Hiv infection requires exchange of contaminated bodily fluids. First the girl who bit you must be infected and she must have some bleeding in the mouth too. Viral load in saliva is too low to cause HIV infection. But any bit is very infectious (bacterial) so contact your physician immediately. ...Read more
My end of my penis touched a public toilet seat at a bus station. I'm not sure if was there blood. Will I get aids or any other std's?
Despite the conventional wisdom about public toilets, someone with intact skin and in normal health should not acquire an infection from passing contact. That being said I would not try to test this concept intentionally.
If accidental contact occurs, washing then and there with soap and plenty of water is the best mode of action. ...Read more
Diana: My dear, I think it's time for you to get back with your counselor. I realize you have OCD but it isn't an excuse for you asking the same question over and over and over and wasting the time of others. You have asked your question. You have received the same answer over and over and over. Please, get help, contact your counselor. ...Read more
Bodily fluids: Aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. Hiv is spread in bodily fluids, including semen, vaginal secretions, blood, and breast milk. People usually get aids by having unprotected sex with an infected partner, sharing needles with an infected person, or breastfeeding from an infected mother. ...Read more
The "population's" at highest risk are those who partake in high risk behavior. Unprotected sex, IV drug use to name 2 populations.
The best way to avoid infection is to avoid engaging in high risk behavior.
Unfortunately a group at risk not as a result of behavior but due to conception are babies born to HIV infected moms. ...Read more
Yes: The differences aren't biological. In the us, men are more likely to be infected because of transmission among gay men. But in africa, where's it's mostly a heterosexual epidemic, there's no significant gender difference. In the us, blacks are disproportionately infected compared to whites, but this is not based on a biologic predisposition. Hiv affects all races and both genders. ...Read more
Complex question: Have u been seen by a qualified doctor who manages HIV patients and followed with CD4 counts, viral loads and regular exams? Have they prescribed meds? If so, are you willing to take the risk that the medications available online are active and effective? There are usually public health programs to assist in payments for anti-retrovirals from known legitimate sources. ...Read more
It's unlikely...: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the pathogen that can cause autoimmune disease syndrome (aids) and must be tranmitted through a body fluid, usually blood or those exchanged during sexual intercourse. Some people kiss without exchanging any bodily fluids, as in "a kiss on the cheek" but, with exchange of saliva, there is some risk...With an open wound in the oral cavity, risk goes up... ...Read more
No/maybe: If that person is high risk and was negative during the window period (1-3 months after exposure) but since has converted, then there is still a chance of getting the disease from them. If that person is still negative since, then you are not at risk. ...Read more
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