Hello. I was a helping an elderly relative of unknown status put up his storm doors. He has neuropathy in his hands, so he can't always feel it when he cuts his hands. Anyway, he cut his hand sometime during the installation...we found a few drops of blood on the door handle. I had work gloves on most of the time, but did take them off to move something at one point. I went to the bathroom to wash my hands...I did NOT see any signs of blood on my hands and I did NOT have any cuts...not even any cuticle peels (thank god!). But given worst case scenarios...that he was infected and blood did get on my hands but I just couldn't see it or it smeared in, would this still be considered a NO RISK? I hope so...about a year ago, a pipe from a dental office dripped on my head...I had HIV and hepatitis tests done at 1, 3, and 6 months and hope to never have to go through that stress again! Thanks.
I am a dental student. I was treating a patient and cut myself on the bur I had been using to drill my patient's teeth. The bur may have also hit the patient's gingiva, although I genuinely do not recall weather any blood was drawn or not. (Dental burs look a bit like tiny drill bits). The bur attaches to our drill and sits upright in a holder while we are not using it. The bur was sitting in open air and I scraped the side of my finger on it as I was reaching for a different instrument. I did not notice the scrape until I got home later and was washing dishes and felt a sting. I didn't worry about it because the bur had been exposed to air, so I figured this made the virus non-transmittable, but my friends have been telling me otherwise and now I am worried. Even if there was blood on the bur, is there any risk of HIV transmission?
I want to ask you some questions. I was wondering about transmission trought kissing. I know, that it's like a no risk activity, even if there are blood from HIV positive person and just small cuts in mouth of HIV negative person, is that right? Because everywhere you wrote, that HIV needs to be transmited into bloodstream of HIV negative person, so trought some really big cuts, that have HIV negative person and that needs stitches? Or for example after some dentist's surgery, right? Not just trought some small cuts, hardly noticeable? Please, answer to all my questions. Thank you!
Hello, I had a blister on my ankle from wearing the new shoes,my blister was fresh and as size as a coin(in was about 1.5 cm),and my blister was poped by my shoes pressure,also it bleed about one drop,it wasnt actively blooding ,but mu skin vas inflamed and irritating.and i let my blister open to dry(didn’t use band aid).now my question is it possible hiv or hep c transmit through this kind of injury like blister(epidermis was completely destroyed and dermis layer was being shown and inflamed).i scare when i let my blister open without using bandaid,some fluids that hiv-contaminated touch my blister,is it possible ??should i get test?thank you
Im David from Barcelona, Spain. I work in security and a hiv man who was trying to injure himself inside a vehicle with bleeding wounds on his face was sprayed with hoses with water by firemen. I was standing on the side of the vehicle outside the driver's window that was open and I splashed some water on my face and eyes. Is there a risk of spraying him in the face and mixing the water with the blood of his wounds and splashing on my face and eyes? Thank you for your help. ****
i was using a public CR and when it was my turn the toilet seat was kinda dirty and had a little gooey substance. i wiped it off with wet tissue ( didnt press the tissue to o hard on the seat) and used the toilet. after using the cr, i went out and forgot to disinfect my other hand which made contact with the tissue and accidentally made contact with my hands to my mouth after say 20 mins and panicked when i realized i had a little wound near my lip and just made contact with it. do you think this is alarming? thanks i didnt really directly touched the substance though just the tissue.
I am a nurse. Yesterday, while conducting a normal vaginal delivery i accidentally had a splash of amniotic fluid on mu uncovered arms.i washed it within 10 minutes.though i had no cut on my arm but i am reallyy scared because i had a 1 day old cut on finger of my same hand which was covered with bandaid. But i am scared because of the possiblity that the amniotic fluid might have travelled to my finger cut during washing. The patient is hiv negative as per a 2 month old test. Can u plzzz plzzz tell me my risk of contracting the hiv from this exposure. Should i take post exposure prophylaxis??please help me, i am so much worried that i cannot even sleep.
**** Last month I was on a flight and there was some broken glass on my meal tray. I didn't realize it at first, however somehow when the flight attendant was serving me some must have got into my food and I cut my tongue on a tiny piece.
Is it possible that I could have contracted HIV in this manner if the flight attendant had also cut himself on the glass while serving me and then I consumed the glass, cutting my tongue in the process?
I have had a rash on my chest for a week now and I've been worried sick that I may have contracted HIV in this manner. Please help me.
Pulled hangnail on my ring finger about 24 hours before incident. At the time, the cut bled enough to require some tissues, but stopped after a few dabs. By the next day I had completely forgotten about the cut. However, that night I visited a strip club, were my thumb, index, and middle finger came in contact with female fluid from stimulation. I did not insert my ring finger fully, but it could have come into contact with some fluid as I know my thumb and pointer finger did (I remember placing my thumb and index finger in the vagina). In addition, the dancer grabbed my penis a couple of times, and briefly rubbed her hand over my urethra. I did not think anything of this, until the next morning when I awoke and noticed that the hangnail cut had re-opened and there was a small stain of blood on my nail. The cut looked relatively fresh as I could see the exposed skin again, and it burned a little when I put some soap in it.
1. Is there is a risk from the hangnail cut?
2. Is there a risk from any vaginal fluids touching my urethra?
3. Would anything change if I had a Urinary Tract Infection at the time?
Hi doctor, i have got ringworm on my testicles from which blood (small quantity) comes out on major areas due to itching/scratching. 2 days earlier at railway station a prostitute put her hand and grabbed / rubbed on my private areas including testicles for a minute. Can i got infected from HIV virus. I am feeling very nervous now. Doctor please guide me what should i do.