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Can you get HIV from touching a rag/paper towel/ tissue with period blood on it?

Can you get HIV from touching a rag/paper towel/ tissue with period blood on it?

Yes but....: Any body fluids should be considered a biohazard and theoretically can transmit infectious diseases (such as hiv) if that person is hiv+. Although the risk is small, using proper precautions (latex gloves, etc.) will eliminate that risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Touching blood on a toilet seat and then your genitals,the outer surface of them,after having peed, lack of paper,can you get hiv?

Touching blood on a toilet seat and then your genitals,the outer surface of them,after having peed, lack of paper,can you get hiv?

Theoritically: You can get HIV by sex, blood transfusion. If you have a open sore on your penis or if you introduced enough blood through your meatus then you could. Low probability ...Read more

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I just had an HIV blood test last week that was negative. I keep reading about the "window period". My potential exposure would of been about 5 years ago. Am i good regarding the window period?

I just had an HIV blood test last week that was negative. I keep reading about the "window period". My potential exposure would of been about 5 years ago. Am i good regarding the window period?

Yes, you're good!: The window period is a matter of weeks, not years. So if your last possible exposure was 5 years ago, you don't have hiv! hopefully this experience will encourage you to be safe from this point forward! and make sure your partners are safe, too! ...Read more

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What is the window period for HIV using a whole blood serum rapid home test? Is it 2 months or 3? What about hepatitis using the same test method?

What is the window period for HIV using a whole blood serum rapid home test? Is it 2 months or 3? What about hepatitis using the same test method?

Depends on the test: For HIV, ithe best test is a "4th generation" test for both HIV antigen and antibody, also called "duo" or "combo" test. It is conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. For an antibody-only lab test, 6-8 weeks usually is conclusive. The home self test on oral fluids is 3 months. Hepatitis testing usually not needed after any single exposure; if needed, it's 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How blood donations are screened against HIV-2? Can modern screening methods catch HIV-2 if donor is in his acute period (i.e 14 days after exposure)

How blood donations are screened against HIV-2? Can modern screening methods catch HIV-2 if donor is in his acute period (i.e 14 days after exposure)

Hiv screen in blood: Blood donations are screened for HIV 1 and HIV 2 by enzyme immunoassay (EIA) followed by one or more confirmation tests. The windowperiod between infection and the detection of antibody by about 4-7 days. ...Read more

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Is HIV antibody blood test still valid with 6 mth window period if you have you have undetectable viral load in blood but have viral load in semen?

Is HIV antibody blood test still valid with 6 mth window period if you have you have undetectable viral load in blood but have viral load in semen?

See answer: There are a number of tests that are used to find out whether a person is infected with HIV. These include the HIV antibody test, p24 antigen test and rapid tests. Antibody tests are extremely accurate in detecting the presence of HIV antibodies and most people develop detectable HIV antibodies within 6 to 12 weeks of infection, almost all by 3 months, and in very rare cases, 6 months. ...Read more

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Is lips cut a mean of HIV transmission since it was tiny blood vessel not from the main vessel If so will it delay the window period from this infect?

Is lips cut a mean of HIV transmission since it was tiny blood vessel not from the main vessel
If so will it delay the window period from this infect?

Cut lip issue: Any break in the protective barrier provided by skin or mucous membrane can act as a pathway for transmission of a blood-borne illness such as HIV. However, it is unlikely that the "window period" you mention would be delayed or lengthened by this location. The usually rule of thumb holds true--it can take up to 6 months for infection to appear. I would discuss this with your primary physician. ...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


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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