Jan 3, 2007
Recently i was bitten by an hiv+ infected male. i am very anxious and i've been told the risk is low, but how low? it was during a fight and i didnt punch him before he bit me so im hoping there was no blood in is mouth.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Being bitten by an HIV-positive person exposes non-intact skin to saliva. Saliva that is contaminated with infected blood would pose an exposure risk. Saliva that is not contaminated with blood contains HIV in such low concentrations that it does not constitute an HIV transmission risk. If you are worried, get a single HIV test at the three-month mark. However, do realize the odds are beyond astronomical that you did not get infected by chompin' Charlie, OK?
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Percentage Of People Testing Positive At 4 Weeks For Hiv
- Can A Cbc Show Signs Of Hiv?
- Is It Against The Law Not To Inform Partners Of Hiv?
- Where Are Lymph Nodes That Are Affected By Hiv?
- Do You Run Blood Count Tests On Hiv Positive People?
- How Long Do Glands Stay Swollen When Infected With Hiv?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.