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HIV Risk Swallowing Blood

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HIV Infection via swallowing blood?

Dear Dr. Bob,My husband and I are aid workers in Tanzania, where the prevalence of AIDS is greater than 10% in the city we work (Dar es Salaam). He was involved in a car accident on Friday and the taxi driver's blood went into his mouth. He has no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-acquisition risk remains extremely slight. There is no indication the cab driver was virally enhanced. You don't mention how much blood landed in your husband's mouth. Most likely it was only a small quantity. There are components in saliva... Read more »

Swallowed Blood

Dr.Very Quick question. Yesterday I shook hands with some co-workers. As I walked across the... Read more »

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HIV and Safer Sex

...body by having the man pull out before cumming. Oral Sex A number of studies have demonstrated a low but definite level of risk associated with oral sex. To make it safer, use latex condoms for oral sex on a man. If you perform oral sex... Read more »
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...disappear over time. The most common side effect is a skin rash, which develops in about 25 percent of people taking the drug. The risk of the rash can be reduced if you start taking the drug at a lower dose and then increase to the full dose. ... Read more »
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Videx EC

...including neuropathy. The combined use of Videx and Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT), Zerit (stavudine, d4T), or hydroxyurea may increase risk of peripheral neuropathy. Either Videx or Videx EC taken with Zerit increases the risk of facial wasting, or... Read more »
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Want to give blood but possible infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...preformed oral sex on me and jerked off onto my chest. After a little, he licked the cum off my chest and then kissed me. What type of risk is this? I know I didnt do anything that is risky because I just received oral sex and kissed him. But is... Read more »

PPL with hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...broken condom ? and insects cant deliver the virus but say it bite someone with the virus and then flew inside your mouth and you swallowed could you get HIV from tht ? and is the 5 month mark for HIV after getting tested mean you prolly dont... Read more »

I hope my throat problem is anxiety not HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have been worrying sick about HIV, but I havent had any kind of sex, shared needles, or had a transfusion. My throat feels life the sides rub together when I swallow. Read more »

Plz Plz answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is HIV found in saliva? If it's not then why can they test you through saliva? Read more »