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Can you get aids from touching other peoples dry blood with your dry blood?

Can you get aids from touching other peoples dry blood with your dry 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

Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more


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Can you still get aids if you and another person's blood mixes together?

Can you still get aids if you and another person's blood mixes together?

HIV: Hiv is the virus; aids is the end result of HIV infection. If you simply have a cut and get someone's blood on you with hiv, there is virtually no chance you would get infected. If super worried, ask your doctor to test you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get aids for drinking blood.?

Halloween question?: Are you Count Dracula? If yes, you are protected from all human diseases. But if Dracula would like to die from HIV like humans then this would not work. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get aids from manicure implements that have come in contact with blood, and have not been properly cleaned?

Theoretically, yes…: If a sufficient quantity of virus is transferred into an open wound. If your skin is intact, then highly unlikely. Ask manicurist when instruments were last sterilized. If equivocal answer, refuse the manicure & report to shop manager/owner. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite, a tiny one that turn into a sore can I get aids if blood got on it?

I have a bug bite, a tiny one that turn into a sore can I get aids if blood got on it?

AIDs: Virus is very weak and does not survive very well outside of the human body. I doubt you have anything to worry about. If you are concerned I would get a test done in a few months. ...Read more

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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.

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.

No risk: HIV is a virus transmitted from one person to another. You cannot get it except by sexual contact or exposure to the blood of someone else who already has HIV. Same for all other STDs. Absolutely no risk. ...Read more

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Why do some people get aids from blood transfusions and some don't?

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

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Could you tell me if someone with HIV or hep c puts their blood in my raw meat and I cook it can I get aids?

Not likely if cooked: Properly. If you cook the meat to an internal temperature of 160 degree that would inactivate the viruses. See this site for more info about HIV transmission.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/resources/qa/transmission. Htm. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Highly unlikely: 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

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I tasted blood after eating and brushing my teeth from take out, am I'm going to get aids?

I tasted blood after eating and brushing my teeth from take out, am I'm going to get aids?

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

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Can a person get aids from touching the stool or poop of an aids infected person?

Can a person get aids from touching the stool or poop of an aids infected person?

No: Hiv is a very fragile virus and is not as easily transmitted as many often believe or suspect. By just touching the stool, you are not giving the virus any way to enter into your bloodstream. ...Read more

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Can you get hep c or hiv/ aids from touching dry blood and then rubbing your eyes?

Can you get hep c or hiv/ aids from touching dry blood and then rubbing your eyes?

Hep C-yes, HIV-no: Hepatitis C virus dried on inanimate surfaces can remain infectious for up to 6-8 weeks. HIV will not be present in sufficient quantity in dried blood. ...Read more

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How does one get Aids?

How does one get Aids?

Unprotected sex: Aids is spread during unprotected anal, vaginal or oral sex with a partner who has AIDS. It is not spread through the air, on doorknobs or toilets, etc. So you have to work a little to get it. If you are unsure about your partner in sex, always protect yourself. ...Read more

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How do people get aids?

How do people get aids?

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

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Can you get aids from using public toilets?

No: Here is some very good info http://www. Amfar. Org/about_hiv_and_aids/basic_facts_about_hiv/. ...Read more

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What populations are most likely to get AIDS?

What populations are most likely to get AIDS?

Behavioral: 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

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Are any genders / races more likely to get aids?

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

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Can I get aids medicines online?

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

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Can you get aids from using a sunbed?

No: Hiv - the virus that causes aids - does not last long outside of the human body, even in bodily fluids or blood. It is almost impossible to catch this virus from casual contact with surfaces. ...Read more

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Tell us how can you get aids from kissing?

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

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Can you get aids from too much oral sex everyday?

Yes: Yes - the HIV virus can be transmitted through bodily fluids during oral sex. The frequency is not cause- but any exchange of bodily fluids with an HIV infected partner can cause the transmission of the virus. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get aids from a non-infected person?

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