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HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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Am I at risk? blood/mouth contact in lab

I work in a lab. While working with a tube of hiv + blood, I felt something stinging my tongue. My instant reaction was to pull my hand to my mouth. I still had gloves on but there was some blood on the glove. I immediately tasted the blood and...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You are doing the right thing. Your message doesn't indicate whether the blood on the glove was just a smear (likely to have dried) or a more substantial amount. But informing your supervisor and undergoing testing is appropriate. I would... Read more »

just how risky is open mouth kissing an infected partner?

i am sure that you get this question quite often...but, i am kind of concerned...one of my close friends just told me that he was HIV infected..i have realized that over the past month though we have been open mouth kissing...just how risky is this...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Kissing is a very low risk activity. Only one case of possible transmission through kissing has been investigated by the CDC, and the findings were not conclusive. Please read through "Newest information on deep kissing"... Read more »

Mouth-to-Anus contact during Recal Bleeding: HIV Risk?

I'm an HIV- gay man. I recently had sexual contact with a man who told me it was his "first" time with another man (but given it was anonymous in nature, who really knows?! He could have meant I was the first one that evening! Anyway,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The encouraging news is that there are no documented cases of HIV transmission from rimming or getting rimmed. Other STDs, however, can quite easily be transmitted this way, e.g. hepatitis, intestinal parasites, etc. The real question here is... Read more »

HIV risk from sharing glasses from an HIV positive with mouth ulcer

Hi Mr. Cordova,I am Monirath from Cambodia. I have a brother who is HIV positive but recently started on anti-retroviral drug. In one event, he developed some mouth ulcer but not really actively bleeding but I am not sure. Then one day, he drank...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi Monirath.Thanks for writing in. HIV is not transmitted this way. The virus starts to die the moment it leaves the human body. In most cases, within a minutes time it becomes unable to infect another person. Two hours later the virus would have... Read more »
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blood in mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ive been taking a class on culture and illness of pain and we recently talked about HIV. I was tested two years back and negative (I had no suspicion but did it anyways). However now I find myself out of my mind wondering/worrying if I could of... Read more »

If precum is injested and mouth is healthy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If I injested precum and my mouth was completely healthy is there anyway to get hiv? Also, what if I have some bleeding of the gums when brushing, but I hadn't brushed since the morning? thanks Read more »

stabbed myself with paperclip: risk of infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

while getting a HIV test at a clinic, I had to use the rest room.

The key to the restroom was on an improvised keychain made from twisted paperclips.

I managed to stab myself in the thumb with the the sharp end of a paperclip as I was using the... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »