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Author Topic: İs dried blood infectious?  (Read 1443 times)

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Offline Ulas

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İs dried blood infectious?
« on: September 25, 2019, 12:53:43 pm »
Thank you very much for this forum.It is very helpful.I am pregnant and today went to hospital for a blood test.The girl poured some alcohol on the cotton but she put it on dried blood traces on the hospital table.(Blood traces was superficial,was wiped and old but ı dont know how many minutes or hour old)and very short time later she wiped my arm with this same cotton and took my blood .I wonder ıf there was any risk for hiv in this situation?I have read somewhere alcohol might not be enough to kill some viruses and is dried blood infectious for hiv when ıt is outside the body?

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Re: İs dried blood infectious?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 12:57:07 pm »
Hiya,

This lacked all the conditions needed for the transmission of HIV. It was no HIV risk whatsoever, relax move on with your life.

Wishing you all the best with the pregnancy.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions.  Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV prevention going forward.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as safe in terms of HIV might still pose a risk for transmission of other far easier to acquire STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature.

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Jim

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Re: İs dried blood infectious?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 01:02:27 pm »
Thank you very much for your quick reply.I wish you all the best

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Re: İs dried blood infectious?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 01:04:24 pm »
You're welcome.
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Hiv iand spillage
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 12:28:01 pm »
Hello Jim.I went to cashomat of a  bank today  to take some money.And I hadn't noticed that my finger was bleeding beforehand  .I rubbed  my bleedind finger on the plastic surface of the cashomat without noticing .When ı realized that my finger was bleeding ı went to pharmacy and applied some anticeptic agent on my finger immediately.If there was some blood there one or two minutes ago before ı  rubbed  my hand  can there a risk for hiv infection? can ı be infected with hiv by this way.I feel very afraid because  I have a baby and ı am afraid to accidentally  infect him with hiv by breastfeeding.I have looked on the cashomat many times and didn't see any blood spillage  except one.And maybe ıt was my own blood but ı am not sure.Can you give me some knowledge about this question?I feel very nervous and can't help thinking that there might be fresh blood on the cashomat nd ı migh have rubbed my wound on this blood.Is it possible to be infected  with hiv  like that?Thank you very much for your helps.

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Re: İs dried blood infectious?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 12:36:58 pm »
Hiya,

Firstly when you last posted you were still pregnant and have now had the baby. So congratulations  :) I hope you are both doing well and that you have the opportunity to fully enjoy this time with your baby, they grow up fast and once this time has passed, it's passed.

Now regarding this finger issue, no it's not an HIV concern. Spillage in day-to-day situations is not an HIV risk. Small cuts, scrapes and small wounds are not viable routes for HIV infection and also lack viable exposure as HIV that is incredibly fragile and no-longer infectious once exposed outside the confines of the human body. For these reasons and a few more, it makes perfect sense that nobody has been infected the way you fear.

So, relax!

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