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How Can My Blood Become Infected
Extremely rare: It is extremely rare for this to happen. You cannot get HIV from eating food contaminated by small amounts of HIV infected blood. HIV does not live long outside the body. Exposure of the food to cooking heat, air or the acid in the stomach will kill the virus. There have been rare cases reported of children contracting HIV from their caregivers who are HIV infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely unlikely: Malaria has a complex life cycle: the parasite goes through one evolution in the mosquito which then injects the next form into you while biting. This form is quickly taken up by the liver for another evolution to turn into the form which infects your red blood cells. Another form becomes ready for the next mosquito. It is almost impossible to be directly infected by a small blood exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to become infected from working drawing blood i mean i only see like 15 patients a day and population of hep c in the usa is 1.8%?
Of course it is, if.: You get stuck with a contaminated needle. ...Read more
Is it possible to become infected with HIV, after drinking water from a bottle of risky person, I did not see inside have residues of blood?
Absolutely not: You could as easily get pregnant that way. Willie, these fears are not appropriate for a grown man living in 2015. Even salmonella and shigella (which are water-borne) and Epstein-Barr and CMV (which are saliva-borne) are very unlikely to travel via a shared bottle. In the old days without treatment for HIV, family members sharing bottles and more never infected each other except by sex. ...Read more
My ear piercing seems to have become infected with a significant amount of puss and some blood. How can I reduce the leakage asap?
Ear infection: You need to remove your ear ring immediately, clean the wound with peroxide and see your doctor for antibiotics, especially in case you are developing chondritis or Cartilage infection. You cannot keep the ring or stud in the wound, must remove all hardware when there is an infection. ...Read more
Lots of things: The more important infections transmitted through contact with blood and body fluids are hiv, hepatitis b and c. West nile virus, malaria, babesia, chagas disease, syphilis, cjd, cmv, ebv, and bacteria etc. Can be transmitted through blood transfusion. See the site below for more info http://www.Cdc.Gov/niosh/topics/bbp/. ...Read more
Check out this: article on blood born pathogens: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000453.htmGet a more detailed answer ›
I put in earrings after not wearing any for 10 years. will it get infected? There was no blood. can i start wearing them again?
Should be okay: If you did not have any bleeding or irritation when you put in the earrings then it should be fine to start back to wearing them. ...Read more
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