Hi, I'm David from Barcelona Spain. A few days ago I asked a question about a splash of blood mixed with water. The case was about a HIV man who was in a vehicle and was sprayed with water by the hoses of the firemen. I was on the outside of the vehicle a few meters from the window and I splashed water on my face and eyes. You told me that before this scenario there was no risk. Now I worry about the fact that if this person had a very high viral load the risk would be the same? or would it vary? Thank you very much and person for the inconvenience.
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.
hello guys, terrific job here. !
I was entering the subway, and the guy next to me, hit my hand with his backpack.
I felt something liquid, and I saw a trasparent fluid (water or ...?) on my palm's upper side.
I am an ocd with hiv, yes, so I immediately wiped my palm with a napkin - it was clear -
and then I wiped it with alcohol.
Is there any risk of hiv infection, considering that my hand had no cuts, wounds etc ?
(what if it did, actually ? we often have minor cuts in hands.)
thanks a lot for your annswer, and the fabulous job you are doing here.
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
I went to laboratory to do a conclusive hiv test(3 months) on 17th of September 2018 after the last protected sex I had on 1 July 2018. But When I got to the lab that day the lab girl wore a dirty handglove to gently massage my thumb before piercing it with finger prick needle. And I suspected she might have used the handglove on previous people before me. After the rapid finger prick hiv test it came out negative.
2weeks later I had a diarrhea for a day and that made me to go back to the lab girl to complain to her that I might have contacted an infection by that massaging of my thumb with dirty handglove she did before pricking my thumb but she insisted she didn't use a dirty handglove on me. After about 3weeks after the incident I started having rashes on my chest, shoulder & back and I went for widal test they said I have typhoid though I wasn't down with the typhoid yet, I started treatment thinking the rashes was caused by typhoid but it didn't go away... I had hiv test at 5 weeks after that incident and it was negative but I am still having rashes.
Pls can I get infected assuming there's hiv on that handglove she wore to massage my thumb before piercing it to collect my blood sample for the finger prick test?.
N.b. she wasn't wearing the handglove before I came but she wore the handglove after I entered the lab for the test... though I am now confused whether she had used it on other previous people before wearing it again to use it on me.
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.
Question about exposure risk. I sat down in a subway seat which had a questionable fluid on it. This fluid soaked the back of my sweater and part of my pants. It appears to have been part of a spill on the subway, likely beer since it was very sticky on the floor. When I smelled it, it smelled somewhat like old stale beer (had a sour smell to it), and did not have the frank smell that urine has. However, in the scenario that it was urine instead, what is my exposure risk from having a large amount of urine soak through my clothes and contact my skin with a few areas of unbroken skin (i.e. some cuts on my back)?
Hello, dear Experts. I am writing here for your reassurance mostly as I think there was not potential risk, but still. My kid and I arrived to the hotel. He was on the bed and after he played on it a little, I only then noticed large yellow stains which I assume was urine. It smelled like it too. It was yellow with brown ring around it. Fairly large. I guess housekeeping did not change the sheets after last guests, jut tucked everything in. I have no idea when the room was used before us. My child was on those sheets in shirts, and he usually often touches his face, eyes. He also slept a little on that bed. I THINK there is no risk from such exposure from HIV and Hep C etc, but can you please reassure me that is the case.
What is urine had blood in it?
I kinda kicking myself for not checking the bed before I let my little guy to use it and lie in it almost naked. Thank you.
In Semptember i was tested for hiv, they did a rapid test from the finger. I went out from the centre and a while later i threw away the gauze which protected the wound although i didn't check if the would was already dry. Later i touched a few things and when i came back for the results i touched the handle. What is the risk of the transmission if the point was still bleeding and on the handle was hiv? A few weeks after that i felt very bad and now i have sore throat, a strange,red rash on the thighs and back, a white layer in the throat. I had also swollen lymph nodes in the throat and pain on the surface of abdomen. I was tested 27 days after that again, 4 generation test combo and it was negative. Should i repeat after 12 weeks? Thanks for your time and answer.