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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
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
NO: Filaria will need to be treated first. ...Read more
Depends on with what: Should be nothing with hepatitis b virus if you were successfully vaccinated. The risk of hepatitis c virus is 2-4 percent from a hollow needle needle stick and overall ten times less for hiv. These numbers are generalizations and if the source is on treatment, can be much lower. ...Read more
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