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Avatar f tn that means that you have to have an open wound and you need to take that open wound and grind it against an HIV-positive person's bleeding wound to have any chance at all of spread. I want you to think about this. If I took a needle that contained HIV infected blood and poked myself with it, I would have less than a 1 percent chance of becoming infected. That is when there is actual HIV present AND I am jabbing it deep into my tissue...less than 1 percent.
Avatar f tn My coworker did not tell me of his HIV status prior to me starting the IV for her, which I am pretty upset about because I never would have pulled the tip of my glove off had I known he was HIV positive. I do not have any cuts on the area that was exposed to the blood and I washed my hands immediately after. I am currently breastfeeding my 4 month old daughter and I am just paranoid about it. Do you think there is any risk of transmission from this exposure?
Avatar f tn There is no benefit to using formula, unless the mother is HIV positive. Some cultures have a taboo against breastfeeding as a sign of poverty/ reminder of Mammie slaves, if that is the case you should have a discussion and explain why you want to breastfeed and bring information from the doctor to back you up.
Avatar m tn Hepatitis C is rarely transmitted By Sexual activities Than Why is the number of hepatitis C positive people a lot higher than the number HIV positive people?? ? I know it's not the palace to ask this answer. .. But I couldn't find the answer. . If anyone knows please guide me..
Avatar m tn Hello, Back in July of 2009 I had intercourse with a transgender about 10 times unprotected who is HIV positive with a low viral load with successful **************. The Transgender has had HIV for ten years. I had no protection and did not pull out during ejaculation in the anal cavity. Also I had sucked the secrections from the Transgenders female developed breasts for hours mulitiple times until my mouth felt raw.
652407 tn?1300740799 http://www.news-medical.net/news/20100721/Early-HIV-treatment-can-save-more-childrens-lives.aspx 21. July 2010 Early HIV treatment can save more children's lives Efforts worldwide on access to treatment for children with HIV have reached a new milestone, with 355 000 children receiving life-saving HIV treatment at the end of 2009, compared to 276 000 at the end of 2008; but many more lives could be saved if more infants started on medication earlier according to new recommendations from WHO.
Avatar m tn - 1) having been born to an HIV positive mother 2) having unprotected penetrative vaginal or anal sex 3) receiving contaminated blood products or transplant organs. Social contact such as kissing, touching hands, sucking nipples, mutual masturbation will not result in HIV infection.
Avatar n tn i had an encounter with prostitute, we had protected vaginal intercourse for two times and unprotected oral sex once, i got tested 10 days later and i got neagtive result for hiv and positive for chlamydia (11). i know that test was made earlier than i t should be, but does it hold and indication even if minor, also i took viral meds 7 days after the encounter, now 17 days later i have a mild fever 37.
Avatar m tn Hope all of you are doing well, Please advice Urgently, I had protected sex with postutude for a years, last i had was on 7th May 2011, All procted may be the condom slip half way, i tested yesterday 89days thank God its negative, I am just worried few things it will sound crazy but your reply will be highly appreciated, In mean time i had unprocted pentrate with my wife, Any chance she can turn to be positive? She is breastfeeding my 7months child any chance my child can turn to be positive?
Avatar m tn However, there have been some discussions about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding for HIV transmission. Inflammation or activation within the infant gut as a result of introduction of foreign antigens, contaminants and pathogens could activate probable mechanisms that facilitate viral transmission[41,42]. Small changes in the rate of suckling or non-exclusive breastfeeding could be associated with milk stasis and breast engorgement.
Avatar f tn Why would you think she is HIV positive? If you are that worried why don't you ask her?
Avatar f tn Good morning Thank you for your further questions. I'm sorry I'm a bit late responding but we had a power cut affecting the whole of the street in which my office is based yesterday so we were peculiarly isolated. Good - i think thats much better news. As I've implied - I don't like or rate second generation tests or Western Blot and I don't believe in the modern HIV testing world that they have much of a place. Certainly 2nd generations I would not bother with.
Avatar f tn now i'm really scared if he infected with hiv,i will get it too n pass it to my 2 years littlegirl via breastfeeding cause i read hsv2 increased hiv risk..and my husband get the massage when his body get tired(unhealthy)..i'm scared this can increase hiv risk too..my husband get hiv tes in 5 weeks n 7 weeks with rapid in our local clinic n hospital n the result is negatif..but what make me really scared,when i get tes too,the clinic tell me that my result must get confirmed with western blot..
Avatar f tn People don't test positive after 1 year, they don't even test positive after 6 months. And people who use condoms don't get HIV. They either lie about the exposure or the condom broke.
Avatar f tn And the patient was tested. Patient was HIV negative, hep c positive, and had the Hepatitis B vaccination. I'm worried about hep c too, I'm not ongoing that.
Avatar f tn My baby that I'm breastfeeding keeps getting sick with colds every month and the week I tested HIV negative at 12 weeks, she had a viral rash and fever and ear infection. I am told to seek mental health help. But I could have HIV and antibodies haven't been detectable yet. Can a person test positive after 12 weeks? How can a test be conclusive when there is a chance you could be positive? What if I've hurt my baby? Why doesn't anyone care about that?
Avatar m tn Dear Doctors, I am working with an HIV positive colleague for a few years already. He s a great and happy person and I do my best to make him feel at ease with all of us in the office and in our other social gatherings. Am I correct in assuming that there is absolutely no chance of getting HIV from touching the same objects and staying and having regular social contacts with an HIV positive person?
1191262 tn?1366766621 My baby's phosphate and creatinine test results came back normal so it is fine to breasfeed, I guess this means that baby's kidneys functions are not altered by Tenofovir, I was told if the results came back normal after one month of breastfeeding then I can continue otherwise I should mix both Formula and breastfeeding which I was doing anyways since he was born. Thanks god, these are good news!
Avatar f tn I read that this could decrease his chance of being infected with HIV if he slept with an HIV+ woman. Is this true? He is an African American male, mostly healthy except for allergies, and he has been with both Caucasian and African American escorts.. 2. What are the transmission rates for an HIV+ female to an HIV- male, if they are having unprotected vaginal and anal sex? 3.
3191940 tn?1447272317 “The risk of HIV, if your partner is HIV-positive, is around 1 in 10,000. That's equivalent to giving BJs to infected men once daily for 27 years before transmission might be likely.” Neither recommend testing. Here is a study of serodiscordant couples that supports their recommendation: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12045500 I suggest that you give events like this the same concern as you might to being trampled in an elephant (which is probably none).
Avatar n tn 2 ELISA last month and tested positive what are the possibilities of my two year baby infected she stopped breastfeeding on 29 th December 2010 i have not been exposed to any risk.
Avatar f tn I scared what if i swallow hiv positive blood that is on the utensils after a hiv + person touches the utensils. Then i will transmit hiv to my baby through breastfeeding 3) i have a 3 year old daughter & a 7mth old baby boy. I am afraid of going out to buy stuff whenever i have a cut on my hand due to my baby scratching me or due to knife when i accidentally cut myself while cutting.
Avatar f tn Your fears are inappropriate. If you had acquired HIV and transmitted it to your husband your HIV test would have been positive. It was not. Thus you had a very, very low risk exposure, a negative test at 6 weeks when over 95% of tests would be positive and your husband has a common, run of the mile sore throat. If you cannot control your fears and anxieties, I urge you to seek professional counseling, not to spend more money asking repetitive questions.
Avatar f tn The only risk to your baby would be during birth- and in that case they'd deliver them very carefully via c-section. If you were HIV positive your doctor would definitely notify you; whether they wait until your next appointment or not is per their discretion. Most of the time, if it is negative, they never bring the tests up. They only bring it up if you test positive on something.
Avatar f tn I have a question about a mode of transmition of HIV. I posted in the OCD forum that I have a lot of fear of getting infected with HIV from blood. They suggested I become education about the way HIV is transmitted. I believe I know the facts, however I am still confused about one thing. I have search both thet and community forums about this and I get conflicted information.
Avatar n tn If you did not sign a denial for HIV testing when you went to deliver your son you had an HIV test at that time and had it been positive you and your son would have be receiving treatment. As for the blood transfusion, no risk at all in the US.
Avatar f tn If you had HIV which caused your lymph node swelling, your blood test for HIV would have been positive at that time. thus you can be sure that your swollen lymph nodes are not due to HIV. More importantly however, the exposure you describe did not put you at risk for HIV. I say this for a number of reasons. These include: 1. It is unlikely that the patient whose blood got on you had HIV (I would have thought you would have checked this). 2.
Avatar f tn Inhave already posted on the hiv forum and was infromed that I had no risk. Still i went to undergo hiv test and was non reactive. And until now i am still scared eventhough the result was negative and the experts said i didnt have to do a test but still did :'(( i cant sleep. I cant eat. I always think about it . And i cry to my baby. Omg.
Avatar f tn After being exposed to the virus, it usually takes about 3 months for blood test results to change from HIV negative to HIV positive. HIV has spread throughout the US. Higher concentrations of the disease are found in inner cities.