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Could HIV spread by unsafe blood draw?

Could HIV spread by unsafe blood draw?

In clinical settings: Single use, disposable sterile needles are used. This does not create a risk for the tranmission of HIV to the person who is having their blood drawn. ...Read more

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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver ...Read more


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Can HIV infection occur from splash exposure of conjunctiva with HIV infected blood?

Can HIV infection occur from splash exposure of conjunctiva with HIV infected blood?

Yes: Research suggests that the risk of HIV infection in this way is extremely small. A very small number of people - usually in a healthcare setting - have become infected with HIV as a result of blood splashes in the eye. http://bit.ly/lrct39. ...Read more

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Accidental needle stick HIV pep (post-exposure prophylaxis)?

Accidental needle stick HIV pep (post-exposure prophylaxis)?

Yes: There are protocols for post-exposure prophylaxis. In fact truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) was just approved as a preventive prophylactic medication for those engaging in risky behavior. ...Read more

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Does exposure to infected blood always transmit hiv?

Does exposure to infected blood always transmit hiv?

Not Always: Exposure to most body fluids - especially blood & genital fluids - from a person with HIV has the potential to transmit the virus. If you have had an exposure discuss the details of that exposure with an expert - ideally within the first 24 hours. Steps can be taken in the first few days of an exposure to prevent lifelong infection with hiv. Locate a test/treatment site near you at www.Hivtest.Org. ...Read more

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Help me.How long window period for HIV test of fourth generation ECLIA cobas 6000(combo) for HIV p24antigen & HIV antibody1 & 2 after exposure?

Help me.How long window period for HIV test of fourth generation ECLIA cobas 6000(combo) for HIV p24antigen & HIV antibody1 & 2  after exposure?

HIV testing: These antibody tests can take twelve weeks or more to be valid. If you are worried about an exposure the HIV rnaa test can b valid at 21days dater exposure. Please know that HIV infection can be prevented with post exposure prophylaxis...You just sve to act within 72 hours post exposure for it to work. ...Read more

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Does HIV transmit during blood draw...

Does HIV transmit during blood draw...

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

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Is HIV viral load higher in anal/ rectal secretions than blood & semen?

Is HIV viral load higher in anal/ rectal secretions than blood & semen?

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

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Can blood bourne disease like hepatitis and HIV transmit trough mucous membrane and blood clot?

Can blood bourne disease like hepatitis and HIV transmit trough mucous membrane and blood clot?

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

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Touching other people's blood cause HIV and hepatitis?

Touching other people's blood cause HIV and hepatitis?

No unless...: You have open sore on your hand when you touch blood. ...Read more

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Advia hep. C antibody +,HCV RNA -. 3 months later Architect hep. C antibody -, HCV RNA -. 2 hep C Ab Verification tests-.Can above person donate blood?

Advia hep. C antibody +,HCV RNA -. 3 months later Architect hep. C antibody -, HCV RNA -. 2 hep C Ab Verification tests-.Can above person donate blood?

May be: You ought to disclose these results to the blood bank so that they may make a determination on your eligibility to donate along with other health factors. I commend you for considering doing your civic duty. ...Read more

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Risk for contracting HIV through needle stick with risk for contracting hepatitis b?

Risk for contracting HIV through needle stick with risk for contracting hepatitis b?

HIV infectivity: Overall, the risk of transmission of hepatitis b in the per vaccine era was about 30%. Risk of acquiring HIV via needle is more like 0.3 %. ...Read more

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Can blood transfusions still transmit stds?

Can blood transfusions still transmit stds?

Very rarely: Your risks are one in a couple million for hiv, htlv, and hepatitis c. About one in 250, 00 for hepatitis b. ...Read more

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