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Blood In Mouth Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV

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Blood in mouth

Hi Dr. Frascino,I am having a lot of anxiety about a possible HIV exposure while eating food at a takeout restaurant. When the cook was grabbing a white plastic fork for me, he grabbed it by the business end. I then observed him wiping off the fork...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Worried in NY,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. You don't need an HIV test, but you do need counseling (psychotherapy) to help you confront Read more »

Flamyboyant Hip Gayster

Hello Darling! I recieved intimate body licking(sans genitals) from a stud I met a the local gay bar(reminded me of you!) I shave all over all the time. This sometimes leads to skin irritation. I had no cuts or bleeding though. No observable nicks....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV transmission risk from your tongue bath is nonexistent. Saliva doesn't transmit HIV, unless there is visible blood. HIV testing is not warranted.Be well in all your cosmic fabulosity.Dr. Bob Read more »

how much blood needed to transmit hiv ?

Dear Dr Frascino,Please can you help me. I visited a professional sex worker recently but did not have sex with her , what i did was put the head of my penis into her mouth when ejaculating. I know this is low risk as saliva does not transmit hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You are "worried about this because if there was a minute bit of blood on (your) forehead this would have made contact with (your) scrotum???" What??? What are you? A Cirque du Soleil contortionist???Next, Read more »

Testing in pregnancy

I am pregnant and I want to get tested, but I am afraid. I have never been tested in the past. I have had about 35 partners, with 5 being unprotected. I asked my doctor if I was tested in my prenatal blood test (because in Ontario everyone is...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You need to get tested as soon as possible for the benefit of your baby. If you are HIV positive, then you and your doctor can take measures that reduce Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

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Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...tests. How do I know which one I should take? The combination of an Elisa/Western Blot HIV Antibody Test is the traditional testing method for HIV infection. This combination test is looking for the antibodies that develop to fight the HIV... Read more »
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I need some peace of mind

Posted by tikigirl31, 2 Replies
...Well I had the blood test done for HIV 11 weeks after my exposure and it was negative, then did the mouth swab at 13 weeks and it was negative. I Read more »

No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
...need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no symptoms,... Read more »

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 Read more »

Clinics

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Will walk in clinics give you permission to test for HIV at a blood place bcuz your own doctor will give you the sheet to do it but will a walk in clinic do it as well ? Read more »