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HIV risk or not?

 
 
Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 10:55 am
Hello

If you are in doubt and don't know exactly the answer please don't answer then, coz I don't want to be on anxiety for nothing.

My question is: Does touching a wet blood spot on a sheet/bed cover with a wounded finger (fresh cut) have a risk or not?

Thanks
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:00 am
@Momo2017,
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 The average risk of HIV infection after a needlestick or cut exposure to HlV-infected blood is 0.3% (i.e., three-tenths of one percent, or about 1 in 300). Stated another way, 99.7% of needlestick/cut exposures do not lead to infection.

http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/pdfs/bbp/Exp_to_Blood.pdf
According to the CDC, the person in question should very likely be fine.
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Momo2017
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:04 am
@Momo2017,
So I don't need to test?
Momo2017
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:13 am
@Momo2017,
I'm talking about my particular situation, it is not a needlestick!
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:14 am
@Momo2017,
If you are this concerned, ask your doctor.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:17 am
@Momo2017,
Momo2017 wrote:

I'm talking about my particular situation, it is not a needlestick!

Quote:
or cut exposure....
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:19 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

If you are this concerned, ask your doctor.

Momo2017 wrote:

So I don't need to test?

Suffice to say. Yes. You should get the HIV test.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:20 am
@Momo2017,
I would get tested anyway. But it is rather unlikely.
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Momo2017
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:20 am
@tsarstepan,
HIV dies immediately after being exposed to air isn't that true? I touched a blood spot on a sheet not a blood coming directly from a person!
Momo2017
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:22 am
@tsarstepan,
We are not playing here please be serious
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:25 am
@Momo2017,
Momo2017 wrote:

We are not playing here please be serious

Where in my post does it indicate otherwise? Don't say implied because it isn't.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:27 am
@Momo2017,
Momo2017 wrote:

HIV dies immediately after being exposed to air isn't that true? I touched a blood spot on a sheet not a blood coming directly from a person!

So? Why are you wasting our time if so are so sure of the answer? And that statement I copied and paste didn't specifically indicate if the exposure was direct or indirect. So? Take it as you like. You're the one asking for medical advice ....
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Momo2017
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:27 am
@tsarstepan,
You told me to test while in other medical experts boards they told me no risk
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:28 am
@Momo2017,
Momo2017 wrote:

You told me to test while in other medical experts boards they told me no risk

.3 percent is still .3 percent. It's not an expensive test and it's best to find out by not playing with the odds, no matter how small they are.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:30 am
@Momo2017,
Why wouldn't you get tested? You can get it done for free and then you will know for sure whether you were exposed.

And why are you attacking people for answering your question?

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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:32 am
@Momo2017,
Yes it has a very very small risk. Unfortunately you will need to get tested in 6 months to be absolutely sure to clear your mind, but until then you should take solace in that it is incredibly unlikely that you have been infected this way.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:33 am
@Momo2017,
You probably are not infected, but the test will clear your mind and that's why it is useful and being recommended to you, not because we think you got infected but because you are clearly anxious about this and the only way to be sure is to test (after 6 months).
Momo2017
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:41 am
@Robert Gentel,
4rth generation tests take only 3 months not 6 ...people here what r u talking about really?
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2016 11:48 am
@Momo2017,
It's not how long the test takes, it is about incubation time. I cited 6 months because that is certainly long enough and if you get a test in less time it might not clear your mind.

My point was sandbagging the incubation period for your peace of mind (but getting multiple tests is no biggie either). Anyway, you seem agitated and hard to help so I'll move on, you've had your question answered accurately several times here so you can do what you want with the information.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2016 06:00 am
@Momo2017,
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Re: Momo2017 (Post 6171548)
So I don't need to test?


A test will not hurt. If it relieves your anxiety, test.

HIV does not do well outside of a host, maybe lasting a few hours, probably less.

As for risk: there is always risk, even in asking for medical advice from a board full of strangers. Call an HIV hotline or just walk into a clinic.
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