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Can HIV 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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Rocky Mountain CARES
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 »

can i give hiv if my girlfriend swallows?

I think i may have hiv. I want to know if my girl friend is at high risk if she swallows my cum? i... Read more »

HIV Infection via swallowing blood?

Dear Dr. Bob,My husband and I are aid workers in Tanzania, where the prevalence of AIDS is greater... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Association Between Lack of Circumcision and HIV, HSV-2 and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Observational studies of the association of circumcision and HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) "have yielded mixed results," noted the authors. The current report examines the relationship between circumcision and HIV, herpes... Read more »
TheBody.com

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Law Against Knowingly Transmitting HIV Too Narrow, Prosecutors Say

A five-year-old California law (SB 705 ) criminalizing the act of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV is too narrow, making it difficult to secure convictions under the law, some California prosecutors say, the Los Angeles Times reports. ... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Guide to HIV, Pregnancy and Women's Health: How HIV Is Transmitted to a Baby

Some Terms Used in This Section in utero is within the uterus or womb before the start of labour Intrapartum means occurring during delivery (labour or child birth). Placenta is a temporary organ that develops in pregnancy and joins the... 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 nose-mucousmembrane

Posted by madeinkorea, 1 Reply
Hi All,
Can HIV be transmitted through nose mucous membranes?
My exposure was, accidental nose picking with unknown person's blood in my fingers? Only after the nose picking incident I realized that the person I had handshake was bleeding and I was... Read more »

Oral Sex Unlikely to Transmit HIV, Researchers Say

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Tuesday August 14 5:37 PM ET

Oral Sex Unlikely to Transmit HIV, Researchers Say

By Emma Hitt, PhD
ATLANTA (Reuters Health) - Unprotected oral sex is highly unlikely to transmit HIV (news - web sites) infection, according to findings from a small study... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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