Hiv positive medical student

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Avatar n tn There might be a theoretical risk with a fresh, bleeding cut requiring stitches and exposure to large quantities of fresh, HIV positive blood but your sitation obviously does not fit that scenario. Your concern has been discussed innumerable times on both forums. I suggest that you take another crack at finding similar threads if you need more information.
Avatar n tn Hello, Found website to post to doctor and ask question as something happened today which I am not sure if it put me at risk for bloodborne pathogen transmission, saw a lot of intelligent posters in here and wondered if I could get a little feedback while I wait for response in the paid doctor forum. Appreciate any feedback, thanks. I am a medical student, working in a city hospital, had something happen today which I would like to know if I am at risk for after much debate.
Avatar n tn I am a medical student, working in a city hospital, had something happen today which I would like to know if I am at risk for after much debate.A few friends and I were practicing exam techniques on each other (specifically neuro exams).Someone had a reflex hammer (essentially same model as seen here – not sure if you’re familiar w/model/type, here it is though (below) has a brush/stainless steel “blunted pin” to test touch/sensation.
Avatar n tn On the application it asks if you have any medical conditions and lists several, including hiv. It states that in some situations a license may not be granted. I am in my mid forties and have only had five parnters in my life. Three of which I was with no more than three times each. I had condoms on the night in question and we did start out using them. I don't know how I could have been so stupid not to continue using them during the two hours.
Avatar m tn -visited the emergency room 5 times, 1 penis swab -2 HIV blood tests at my university health clinic -1 HIV oral swab test at a comprehensive care clinic for positive people -1 HIV RNA/PCR test at the bellevue hospital somehow my mind keeps switching back and forth between worrying about the initial exposure, and then worrying that somehow despite my low risk exposure, I exposed myself through testing. Can anyone please help me, providing insight in any kind of way?
Avatar n tn Dear doctor, The IDC specialist informed me (Sep 25) that I had HIV false positive diagnosis, but I find it very hard to believe. Something doesn’t make sense. The reason I asked for my first in 07 HIV test just out of curiosity during my first medical exam in 5 years. Below is the summary of the two tests that been done to me: May 25, 07-> HIV 1 ELISA positive HIV 1 WB indeterminate with gp41 (+-) and gp40 (+-). (+- means a weak band) HIV 2 ELISA/WB negative.
173975 tn?1216261375 In conclusion, hepatitis C is a major, if not the major, cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV patients today. Successful treatment of hepatitis C, even cure, in HIV-positive patients is possible and even likely with pegylated interferon and ribavirin. Side effects can be effectively managed to ensure treatment success.
Avatar n tn when I came i went and explain it to my doctor, telling her that my skin was itching, I was feeling dizzy and wanted an hiv test.I was sent and the test was done at the university of kentucky medical center.After two days i went back for my results and was told negative. But I still felt dizzy, a bit fibril and had a foul test in my mouth.I went back to the doctor and explain to her, she said the result was reliable and gave me retinin for gastric reflux.
Avatar m tn Even in the gym i am unable to lift my previous weights and feel tired most of the time. I am a medical student and these symptoms have had a negative effect on my grades and ability to practice medicine. My penis has also become very dry with lesions that look like lines that go from the tip to the base. the skin is very loose and has lost its red tint and looks pale and a loss in sensitivity has occurred. I don't know if we are allowed to post pictures on here..
Avatar n tn hi my name is Hoo I had protected sex with a prostitute in Malaysia she was from Kenya black cute girl,then after sex I didn't carefully look at the condom but it seems alrights but after reminding myself i doubt that and after searching in internet I understand that Kenya is a dangerous country for HIV and it has 6.
Avatar m tn Even in the gym i am unable to lift my previous weights and feel tired most of the time. I am a medical student and these symptoms have had a negative effect on my grades and ability to practice medicine. My penis has also become very dry with lesions that look like lines that go from the tip to the base. the skin is very loose and has lost its red tint and looks pale and a loss in sensitivity has occurred. I don't know if we are allowed to post pictures on here..
Avatar m tn An hiv test taken at 3 months post-exposure is both accurate and conclusive.Your partner requires a western blot test to either rule out a false positive or confirm a positive test result.All the best.Wait until she has the western Blot test first and see what the results are before you worry about what your risk of infection was.
Avatar n tn As teak said seek professional medical therapy to help you move on from this. Why would you need to test if you did not have a risk. Think about things before you ask them.
Avatar m tn ( 1. Do I need to worry about HIV having in mind the relatively high lymphocyte count, lack of symptoms and the negative combo test? 2. Are my results conclusive and do I need to repeat the test? 2. Is it possible that the white tongue is caused by H.pylori infection or the antibiotics?
Avatar m tn Hi there. I am interested in this situation, because I also performed unprotected cunnilingus on a prostitute, 3 days ago. I'm not sure if I am just being paranoid because I am a fairly nervous individual, but I feel like I may be coming down with mild cold/flu symptoms, like fatigue and a dry throat. It may just be stress, but it still worries me. I would like to hear how things turn out, pebertos.
480448 tn?1426952138 Use latex or polyurethane condoms only to protect against HIV. Medical Exposures. You cannot and will not EVER be infected by a medical procedure, like having your blood drawn, or an IV inserted. Medical professionals do NOT re-use needles, period. Mainly because if they did, they would be placing themselves at risk for all kinds of infections, and they simply wouldn't do that.
Avatar f tn I love the post! I especially agree that the medical field and computer field or any other job are the same in that things are constantly changing. I also understand that some things like stupid herpes take a back seat, and they just have to. I dont want to say where I work (not in the medical field), but its a place that anyone would think is absolutely reliable, but Im telling you that it has made me realize that some people just dont do their job right and it causes detrimental events.
Avatar n tn I don't know why but out of nowhere I started having these crazy thoughts that I am infected with HIV. I am also in medical school so that hasn't really helped take my mind off of the idea. I have had unprotected sex before (about 4 years ago) around 5 times with the same guy, but he did not ejaculate inside fact I think it was pretty far from that point since I was young and not really comfortable with the idea of having sex so I always felt guilty and stopped it.
Avatar n tn Do you think every person after every episode of unprotected sex with a new partner needs to go out and get HIV tested? That happens millions of times a day; the medical system couldn't handle the load! But now factor in 99% reliability of the test results you have had. That makes the current chance you have HIV 1 in 200 million. Forget it.
Avatar f tn I am a 23 year old graduate student and I am female. Anyway, I took your advice and got tested 36 days after the event and it was negative. I also took your advice to use condoms the second time around. In November of 2005, I had sex with this person a total of five times between the 18-20th of Nov. Condoms were used, but one slipped after he pulled out. The others were utilized after two or three minutes of unprotection. Not smart.
Avatar f tn While the discharge has diminished in my case, I still have near constant irritation and itching. I have never had such signs and symptoms before. I am a medical student, and everything I experienced during this ordeal seemed to match what my textbooks and differential diagnostic procedures indicated was gonorrhea. My doctor even seemed quite certain and sorry for me after the pelvic exam. Is it possible that both my husband and my tests are false positives?
Avatar n tn My question centers around if there was blood on my penis and then she gave me oral sex what are the chances of infection from that episode? Also is a normal pap smear a positive fact in the sense that alot of HIV positive women will have abnormal pap smears and infections? Also, not long after the episode i was swabbed for gonhorea and clymidia and the tests were 7 days after teh episode my anxiety level has decreased alot from what it once was...
Avatar m tn And if positive, you would need to immediately depart anyway in order to obtain proper medical evaluation for a new HIV infection. The same countries that deport also will not provide HIV related health care to non-citizens. So my main advice is that you get tested ASAP. The negative result will probably be much more reassuring than my opinion and advice. The exposure you describe is very low risk.
Avatar f tn you are a medical student. so you should know it. HIV can not transmit this way. it is fully a fool thinking. move on!
Avatar m tn Finally, you have two negative HIV tests, the second one being at a time when about 98% of tests that would become positive following acquisition of HIV would already be expected to be positive. Putting all of this together, you can be quite sure that you did not get HIV from your GF - you have nothing to worry about. As far as your symptoms, they are not due to HIV.
Avatar n tn My boyfriend is HIV positive and I first had intercourse with him about 1 - 1 1/2 month ago, Recently I went to the doctor and was told that I have glandular fever commonly known as mono. My friend who is a medical student mentioned that symptoms for mono are often confused with the symptoms of HIV where your tonsils and glands get swollen and you have high fever. My boyfriend and I used protection every time and did not have any condom failure either.
Avatar m tn If so, has he been HIV tested? Even if his HIV status is unknown, the chance of HIV is very low in any particular male without special risks -- sex with other men, injection drug use, etc. The chance yould be higher if he is African American or has been imprisoned, or if he is an immigrant from an AIDS endemic area like tropical Africa. Finally, even with these risks, or if he has HIV, the odds are strongly in your favor.
Avatar n tn I am a nursing student and one week ago I was allowed to watch amputations in the OR. While the surgeon was performing one of the amputations, she flushed the wound with Normal Saline and this caused saline and blood to splash onto her eye mask (the same mask she was using during the last 4 amputations). Because she could no longer see clearly she asked me to pull down her mask, so I did, but I realized I did not have gloves on. I looked down at my fingers and saw blood.
Avatar m tn I also had a bit of a headache. I got tested again at week 7 and that was negative. However I am still convinced I may have HIV. I started developing very tingling lips, and also tingling on my cheek. I wondered if it might be herpes. I remember seeing something on the guys mouth. Again this may have increased my risk of HIV. I havent had a fever yet and the rash hasn't spread everywhere its been in the same place for the last almost 2 weeks now.
Avatar m tn 1. There is no medical proof that risk for HIV is any higher with exposure to menstrual blood than to genital secretions., See above regarding the risk calculation. 2. Your test will be negative. Confidential testing at a public health clinic assures you that the test will be done by professionals. There is no particular benefit to anonymous testing.