I was involved in a situation that may have been an occupational exposure and I was curious. In a nutshell I was working a shift at a hospital when a patient who I know was HIV Positive fell onto the ground. He vomited and called for help. I am not a nurse, I work in Corrections, so I went and told the nurses that the man needed assistance. I'd like to say that it was at least 3-5 minutes and no one had showed up so I put on a pair of latex gloves, slid my arms under the mans and put him back into his seat. I then went down onto hands and knees and ensured the locks were engaged on his seat. I did not kneel or put my hands in any fluids.
When the nurses did arrive I ungloved before one asked me to hold onto this man for them briefly. I did so with my bare hand by placing it on his shoulder. He may have been a bit sweaty but that was all. When I finished this I went to stand at the side and put my gloves back on in case the nurses needed assistance.
My biggest mistake here was quite possibly putting my gloves on backwards, I didn't have a spare pair and gloves are just naturally turned inside out when you remove them. Anyways about 5 to 10 minutes after I'd put the gloves back on I got an itch in my eye so I slid the fingers of one hand out to rub it. This is what concerns me though I know it may seem miniscule to others. I did not see any fluid on my fingers but if there had been any residue from anything would that have been a risk to me? A lot of occupational exposures deal with needlesticks, which this was not, or a direct blood splash, again which I cannot classify this as, so I am uncertain. I don't think there was any blood regardless as I did not see any and do not recall seeing any. Does vomit pose any risk of transmission?
Thank you for your time.
I had an exposure via needle of tagging gun on may 20, 2013. Found out an HIV+ person had stuck themselfs on finger 3 days prior. No visible blood on needle. Wentvto doctor same day started me on combavir pep. I got sick on fist dose. Went to infectious disease doctor three days later she pulled me off of pep after only 3 1/2 days of taking pep. Got really sick 3 weeks later. Extreme fatigue, night sweats, sore throat. I am diabetic use metformin, use lipresil for high bloodpressure, also have asthma and allergies, took prednisone (steroid) on August 13th for 6 days, and methylprednisolone 4 mg 21 dospak (steroid) for five days on 9/14/13 and again on 9/27/13 for bad upper respiratory infection. I tested same day via elisa, 4 weeks via rapid puncture, 6 weeks elisa, 10 weeks oral rapid, 13 weeks via combo and natt pooled, and 20 weeks via rapid oral all negative. They did a viral load 7 days after stopping pep also all negative but at 17 weeks git rash on chest was told it was hives still there 4 weeks later, still night sweats, bad headaches everyday. Am I infected someone knowledgeable help. My concern is weak immune because of asthma/diabetes plus using steroids three times...could I be a late seroconversion? Help please.
Dear all ,
Am so scared and really need to know I was at risk or not , I have injured fingure which have recent blood on it (my blood was not so dry ) I touched a girl acne recent cracked pink scar and she is HIV +ve do I have to worry about it.kindly advice me am so worried
I have a 6 month old puppy which loves to lick people's hands. Recently my dog licked the hands of my new gardener who happens to be HIV +. He generally tends to have cuts on his hand due to the nature of his work. Immediately after that my dog licked my hands. I generally tend to wash my hands immediately after but this one time I forgot to and I think I rubbed my eyes and nose with my hands which probably had a bit of my gardener's blood on them.
Am I at risk? How soon can I get tested?
my servant is hiv+. he was handing over me a bottle of coconut water. there were some drops of tap water and coconut water OUTSIDE the bottle. while passing me this bottle he squeezed the bottle and some drops of coconut water and tap water which were outside the bottle came into my eyes passing through his hand.
immediately i saw his hands which were bleeding from many places. (and he is hiv+).
now my questions.
1.) if the mixture of drops of coconut water and tap water (from outside the the bottle ) and blood from his hands flew into my eyes, can i get hiv infected? why or why not? how much is the risk?
2.) i saw on the internet that water dilutes hiv and kills the virus so there will be no risk in this situation as blood must be diluted from the water drops? does coconut water also dilutes blood the same way as normal water and inactivates the hiv virus.
3.) is it really possible that when the drops of water flew into my eyes, while passing his hands they must have taken the blood from his hands and this blood enter my eye. can this happen or is it impossible?
i have been really sad after the incident. so kindly advice all of the above answers so that i can put my mind to peace. your help is greatly appreciated. i also wana donote to your foundation.
kindly explain in detail
Dear all thanks a lot for your help but am really so worried regarding my case , I have a deep kiss with HIV +ve female , while that my inner lip get cut and bleed directly after kissing , this was 9th july , then I noticed swelling tender lymphonodes at both sides of my neck , then on 28 sep I had flu symptoms mild fever cough sore throat which lasts only for 3 days , I don't sleep at all no appetite red eyes , white tongue , I have tested -ve on 6 october which means after exposure by 88 days ? Is it true and enough ? Also why I have these symptoms while am negative!!! Am gonna die thinking
thanks a lot for your concern to read my message.
i hope someone can ease my mind. I cut my finger on a door and it was bleeding. Immediately after it happened someone accidently touched my hand where my cut was when they handed me a pen. This person may have had HIV. I did not see any blood on them. Is HIV transmission possible if they happened to have any blood on then? Or is there nothing to worry about as this is casual contact?
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i went a week ago for vacation and i entered a strip club where girls are dancing, one of the ladies sat on my legs nude. i touched her breast and her vagina and then she took me to a private room where i took my clothes off and she touched mine until cum ... after 5 days i had mouth ulcer and rash. can HIV transmit through this way ??? am i infected with this virus ? please helpthanks for this interesting website where we can find all the useful informations
I cut my thumb with a knife and my room mate also cut his hand with same knife 10 hours back. I could not find any definite answer after how much time HIV dies in air. So my questions are (assuming my roommate is HIV positive)
1. My cut was very mild and few drops of blood comes out, and I put my hand under running water. Is it possible that running water might have pushed HIV deep into my blood stream?2. Can dead\dying HIV be again active after going into blood stream?3. Do I need HIV test?