I'm a nurse who often has very chapped skin on her hands. I read a study that has data showing that rectal secretions have a higher HIV viral load than either blood or semen. A nursing home resident that I care for is coinfected with both HIV and Hep C. The resident also has a medical condition which results in bloody diarrhea alternating with constipation. Nurses have put suppositories and done rectal checks on him. Can I contract either Hep C or HIV by inserting my chapped finger in his anus using a vinyl glove? (My facility does not use latex or nitrate gloves).
My name is Jonathan. I was visiting India recently, and one day, was walking in a crowded mall when I felt a prick or strong vibration on my left hand's index finger.
It was just a prick and strong vibrating sensation, but no pain at all. I later noticed that some of the foreskin was gone, though.
Could it be a possibility that I have been infected with HIV or Hepatitis, etc? Maybe the person used an infected needle or syringe with Vibrovein to transmit the infection?
PS: Also sent this question via email. Sorry to repeat, but am really worried.
Hi i am having acute symproms of hep c. I tested for hiv after 3 months which came back negative. However i was very sick on the day of the test. Is my test conclusive although that i may have hep c symptoms and i was very sick due to this?? Also would co-infection with hiv and hep c effect my tests. I am very worried on what to do.
Please answer i want to know what i should do next in regard to testing. I want to know if my results are conclusive. Thanks guys
Today I went to an educational event for school-related purposes at a mental health and addictions hospital. I went to the washroom in a staff bathroom on a floor that appeared to be mainly offices however I later found out that the floor also contained a substance addiction program for children and youth from the Caribbean and Africa. When I went to the washroom I sat on the toilet without thinking. I don't recall if I looked at the toilet to ensure that there was no urine or menstrual blood on the toilet. Yesterday, I went running and my pants chaffed my bum. If there was menstrual blood from an HIV+ or HepC+ person what are my chances of contracting either virus since my bum was chaffed from the day before? Should I be especially concerned due to the location of the bathroom? Should I get tested? Thanks.
Hi I am having all the symptoms of Hepatitis C and i worried that may HIV test mightnbot be conclusive. I tested 3 months after my exposure which came back negative. I was so many diifrent meds and i am worried and i do not know what to do. Is their chance that having Hepatits C can block and effect my results. Does having Hep C mean i have HIV? Do most people who have hep C have HIV? The meds i was on were for stomach promblem and i think i have Hep C, i just want to know if i need to retest or my results are conclusive thank you.
Hi I have chronic hepatitis C and im very unwell. I want to know how long can i consider my test conclusive. Some sites and people are saying 1 year??? Also beacuse i have chroinc hep c does mean that i likley have hiv?? i tested negative at 3 months please tell me what to do Thanks
Hi i wanted to know if Hep C can be transmitted through unprotected sex?? I read that it can on a few sites but i also read something about blood to blood contact on this site. Please shine some light on this as i also want to know if having Hep C can block hiv antibodies. Thank You
Hi i just wanted to know if anything can block the presence of hiv anitbodies??? Futhermore if someone is on treatment for hepatitis or cancer when they test will the test still be accurate if the test was taken 3 months after exposure regardless if they are on on meds on the day of the test?? If they dont and test postive later would this be very rare case and have you guys ever seen this happen???? Thanks