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Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through Swallowing Blood

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freak accident swallowed blood - open mouth sores draining

I was camping with HIV + friend whose been pos for 9 yrs. We were being eaten alive by black flies & mosquitos. A freak accident happened that has me so terified I can't get it out of my mind & am sitting here typing with tears running...
Shannon Southall

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Hithe risk of HIV transmission occurring in this way is so extremely low to no risk. HIV is not transmitted from mosquitoes to humans. HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body and is unable to infect. One other way to look at this is that... Read more »

CMV; to swallow or not to swallow,that is the question.

Dr. Frascino, I am a RN who happens to dance with HIV. Most of my patients dance with it too. My... Read more »
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

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Do You Swallow? (Not What We Typically Have in Mind!)

I will always remember that I was diagnosed as HIV positive on Oct. 4, 2012. Oddly enough, the question of whether or not I would go on medication wasn't really that big of a deal. Officially, at that time, there were still restrictions about when I... Read more »
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Separating Myths From Facts

There's still a lot of misinformation about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Myth: The Top Partner During Vaginal and Anal Sex Is at Low Risk for HIV. Fact: In reality, the top partner (the inserting partner) is at high... Read more »
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Study Estimates HIV Is Transmitted During 1 in 900 Acts of Unprotected Heterosexual Sex

A person living with HIV will transmit the virus, on average, once out of every 900 acts of unprotected heterosexual sex. At least, this is the estimate based on a study of mixed-status couples in Africa , published on Jan. 11 in the Journal of... Read more »
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Can HIV be transmitted this way?

Posted by jacob123, 2 Replies
I know ive asked a similar question but it still paranoids me. Lets say a s small amount of HIV+ blood went in the water(not visible). Then 10 minutes later, someone drinks that water. What are the chances of catching HIV? Because i was playing... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex? Read more »

HOW TRANSMITTED?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Q: can HIV be spread though saliva ? I know about the obvious( semen, vag fluids,blood ). Is it transmittal thru open-mouth kissing ?

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Check for other sexually transmitted diseases too

Posted by Anonymous
How to get the standard STD clinic tests when you go and get tested for AIDS HIV :
Ask the doctor or clinician to check for throat, for urethral, for anal and for blood STDs.

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