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Blood In Mouth And Possible HIV Exposure

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Exposure to HIV positive blood

I am a nurse who was caring for an HIV positive patient. He had a left arm wound that was connected to a wound vac. The tubing became disconnected and when I went to reconnect it some of the fliud splashed out of the tubing. I felt a light mist but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I agree you did not have a significant HIV exposure and PEP is currently not warranted. However, all occupational exposures or potential occupational exposures should be reported Read more »

Blood in mouth

Hi Dr. Frascino,I am having a lot of anxiety about a possible HIV exposure while eating food at a... Read more »

Inconsistent PEP usage after HIV exposure

During sex with a female prostitute the condom broke. I wiped myself off put on another condom and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person performing oral sex has HIV, blood from their mouth may enter the body of the person receiving oral sex through the lining of the urethra (the opening at the tip of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposures that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...the flu. When either person has open sores that get exposed to infected fluids. These could be cold sores, genital herpes, mouth ulcers, syphilis sores, or other cuts or breaks in the skin. When there is exposure to infected blood . When... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a... Read more »
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Worried, please respond

Posted by bocca2662
...my anus. The thing that worries me about a possible exposure to HIV is that after he left I went into the bathroom to wash my mouth out and I spit first and there was visible blood. I hadn't noticed any before when he was there or when we were... Read more »

Just married, could this be HIV?

Posted by peezy, 3 Replies
...to clear the blood, which revealed the thin cut. From what I can remember, the finger did not enter into anyone's vagina or mouth but can't be sure whether any of the stippers' juices got on it or not (they wore panties). I also did not notice... Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...injuries (needlestick in a health care setting) * from an HIV positive mother to her unborn child A word about oral sex (mouth-penis, mouth-vagina): The mouth is an inhospitable environment for HIV (in semen, vaginal fluid or blood),... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, Read more »