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Can Hiv Be Transmitted By Sputum

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Tuberculosis (TB)

... What Is TB? TB and HIV: A Bad Pair How Is TB Diagnosed? How Is TB Treated? Medication Problems The Bottom Line What Is TB? Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by bacteria. TB usually affects the lungs, but sometimes can affect other
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Risk of HIV through sputum

It is well known that HIV positive persons typically also have detectable amounts of viruses in sputum. But how much, are we speaking about roughly 1 to 10 pr ml, 50 to 500 pr ml, 10 to 5000?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...combination of saliva and respiratory secretions which are coughed up) does not normally contain significant concentrations of HIV, unless is it visibly contaminated with blood. So normally the risk for HIV from sputum alone is low. However,... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through sweat? (SWEAT, 2010)

Hello Dr Robert! I was curious to know if HIV could be transmitted through sweat? I was at club recently having a conversation with a friend who is HIV positive. We speaking very close due to the loud music and during our conversation some of his...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,HIV is not transmitted via sweat (see below), even if you ingest it.Dr. Bobweat (SWEAT) Aug 13, 2008Can you get HIV if a person's Read more »

Using the latrine in the dark

I am the safety officer with a US military unit currently serving in southwest asia and I have been approached by several of the soldiers concerned about the chances of getting HIV by using the latrines. We have all been told that you cannot get HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...so long as the business the soldiers are taking care of in those light-disciplined latrines doesn't include unsafe sex with HIV-positive don't-ask-don't-tellers, your boys have absolutely nothing to worry about. HIV cannot be transmitted by... Read more »

Nurse said saliva can transmit HIV now im freaking out...

Hi Dr Bob!Im really hopeing you can answer my question so i can go on living my normal life...I went and got an HIV test at my 3 month period...While waiting i asked the nurse if HIV+ Saliva were to come in contact with an open gash or wound on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...also nasal secretions, sputum, sweat, tears, urine and vomitus (all bodily fluids) are not implicated in the transmission of HIV, unless they contain visible blood! Please forward your question and my response to the woefully misinformed nurse.... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...infections in people with HIV. In one study, MAC bacteria were found in the blood of 43% of people within two years of diagnosis with AIDS. MAC is most likely to occur in people with CD4+ cell counts below 50 and at least one other opportunistic... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

... Table of Contents What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia and HIV Conclusion What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia refers to any inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by a germ (infection). Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
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HIV from saliva?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi do you think it's possible i got HIV from saliva? a small amount (i'd say 10 drops of saliva but it could be less) got on my hair and my shirt and i don't know if Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 3 Replies
...party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. I took an oral HIV test at Planned Parenthood on 9/30/10. It was negative. I tested for... Read more »

Re: Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 1 Reply
...(Look for my original post "Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?") Hi there, Thank you in advance for reading... I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. Read more »

hiv transmits through kissing

Posted by maruti, 2 Replies
...26,last week i kissed one girl its a open mouth kiss for 20secs,there was no blood in my mouth,no cuts,there is any chance to get hiv infection for me,plz help me i was scared Read more »