Nov 29, 2008
Dr. Bob, Please answer!
Six days after an incident, I have a sore throat and feel the onset of a fever. The incident involves a cigarette burn, then fresh, and hanging out (at a bar) with 2 HIV+ friends. A kiss and groping through cloths with one, and plenty of non-sexual contact with both...
To quote from The Body - http://www.thebody.com/content/art32970.html#5 "Sweat, tears, vomit, feces, and urine do contain HIV, but have not been reported to transmit the disease (apart from two cases involving transmission from fecal matter via cut skin). Mosquitoes, fleas, and other insects do not transmit HIV."
Is it reasonable to conclude that, the burn makes it possible for the virus to enter the bloodstream? I am aware it would be completely unreasonable to worry, if not for the non-intact from the burn. Please help!
Thanks very much! your endless tolerance for potentially stupid questions like mine, is inspiring! and comforting
Response from Dr. Frascino
Sweat, tears, vomit, feces and urine are not considered significant risks for HIV transmission, unless there is visible blood present. Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. However, if it was your cigarette that burned you, you do have a very significant health risk: smoking! I strongly urge you to quit, as smoking will kill you in a very painful and undignified fashion.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is Loose Stool An Acute Symptom Of HIV?
- Is Muscle Ache An Early Sign Of HIV?
- Muscle Ache After Masturbation Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Rash After Blowjob Worried I Have HIV
- How Long Does It Take To Give Someone An Std?
- What Kind Of Sexually Transmitted Infections Does Doxycycline Monohydrate Treat?
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.