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Pierced Skin Pin Blood Hiv
I pierced my skin with a drawing pin at work that had dried blood on it, could I get HIV from this?
Possible: But only from infected blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I know HIV can be transmitted by blood to cut i don't know how is it blood touching the cut on skin or by being pricked into skin. I have shallow cuts?
What happened?: If HIV is in someone else's blood and it come into contact with your blood or immune cells, there is a risk of HIV infection. It is unclear to me what happened to you . But if you have any concern just get tested. If you are HIV antibody negative more than 3 months after exposure you probably were not infected. ...Read more
HIV is hard to get: This is a complex question with complex answers. But HIV does not survive in the air very long. Hiv is less infectious in this scenario than hepatitis b or c. Many people who have a cut that is healing have built up layers of skin cells that may prove protective against viral infection. It never is a good idea to get fresh HIV infected blood into a sore or cut. Hiv treatment also cuts the risk. ...Read more
A cashier at the store had a cut on her finger and got a drop of blood on my finger. I do not have any visible breaks in my skin. Hiv risk?
If you have a blood exposure where blood from someone that has HIV touches your knee, is it possible to get HIV if you don't have an opening in your skin?
Please tell me what is the chance of getting infected by hiv, if HIV blood come in touch with abrasion and skin scratches.
My gf had about 100cc of HIV positive blood spilt on her. It ws washed off her skin afterwards but was left on her clothes for afew hours. Any concern?
Skin a good barrier: I am very hesitant to answer this question. The scenario is bizarre. And, any medical facility with this type of blood would have universal precautions and staff would be gloved, masked, and gowned. Then if this really happened a post exposure process would be instituted immediately to protect the 'patient'. I need more information. But, in general skin is a very good barrier to HIV infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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