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Blood In Mouth How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For HIV

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these 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 Western Blot. According to the CDC, the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot...
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HIV risk-unusual transmission?? (MOUTH TO MOUTH CHAMPAGNE, SAKE, AND SHOTS, 2010))

Two months ago I was at a party where a man grabbed me and transferred champagne from his mouth to mine-which I swallowed. he has quite a reputation and now I can't stop worrying about the HIV risk. I know risk from saliva is low but I've no idea if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ahead and smooch that hot boyfriend of yours. It's Valentine's Day frevinsakes!Dr. Bobsilly question but need help pleeeease (MOUTH TO MOUTH CHAMPAGNE, SAKE, AND SHOTS) Oct 2, 2008About a month ago at a night club i was dancing next to some... Read more »

kissing (MOUTH TO MOUTH CHAMPAGNE, SAKE, AND SHOTS, 2010)

i went to a strip bar 6 weeks ago and was with a girl who twice gushed champagne in my mouth ....very small qty went straight inside ....not in my mouth for a second also and even kissed for less than three seconds ...no wet kissing in either case...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...chaser? Relax Max, you're fine. See below for other very similar no-risk situations.Dr. Bobsilly question but need help pleeeease (MOUTH TO MOUTH CHAMPAGNE, SAKE, AND SHOTS)Oct 2, 2008About a month ago at a night club i was dancing next to some... Read more »

HIV-1 DNA by PCR test and HIV-1 Abs test

Hi, I took the tests above on the 36th day after exposure. Both tests came negative, (I'm not in any med, never tested positive)However, I'm wondering how accurate these results are? Should I repeat the tests, when? What was the posibility of...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...We generally would not run this test unless a person had symtoms of seroconversion (fever, swollen glands, rash, sores in the mouth, etc). In that circumstance it should be postive and would be highly unlikely to be "false negative" The one... Read more »

HIV from Working at Police Station

Hi Doctor Bob,I am very worried about something that happened at work the other day.I work in the office at a police station. Where I work is not in the main station part where criminals are but I work in another part of the building.The other day...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-tainted blood! Even if it was, HIV cannot permeate intact skin. The chance of your getting enough fresh HIV-positive blood in your mouth or eye without your knowing it is so remote it becomes essentially nonexistent.To address your specific... Read more »
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The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...with any of the following symptoms: fever, lack of energy, excessive tiredness, muscle or joint pain, blisters, blisters in the mouth, and pink eye. Liver Problems Some HIV drugs can cause liver problems. It is believed that women and people... Read more »
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Safer Sex Guidelines

...HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These can be damaged easily, which gives HIV a way to get into the body.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...possible to be infected with HIV through oral sex or in rare cases through deep kissing, especially if you have open sores in your mouth or bleeding gums. For more information, see the following Fact Sheets: 150: Stopping the Spread of HIV ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...condom that has been cut open. Then stretch the dam or condom over the vagina or anus with the lubed side facing away from your mouth. This gives you a thin barrier between your mouth and the vagina or anus. (NOTE: Some people use plastic food... Read more »
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Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...the corn packet from the part in the vending machine where the food lands), got on my hand then on the corn nuts, and in my mouth? 2. what would would be the risk if had a cut on my lips or in my mouth and blood got in there? i didnt eat them... Read more »

When the negative testing doesnt seem to be enough

Posted by Regret101, 5 Replies
...helped me a long the way. I had exposure 9 weeks ago and developed a flu, achy legs, very sore throat, canker and blisters in mouth, and a general low energy level. I tested at 3,5 and 8 weeks and all negative. I look to try to get out of this... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I TOOK A HOME HIV TEST AT 5MONTH. TEST WAS NEGATIVE FOUND 4 LONG NON TENDER LYMPH NODES UNDER ARM HAVE DRY MOUTH. SHOULD I TAKE ANOTHER HOME TEST? Read more »