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HIV Infection via swallowing blood?

Dear Dr. Bob,My husband and I are aid workers in Tanzania, where the prevalence of AIDS is greater than 10% in the city we work (Dar es Salaam). He was involved in a car accident on Friday and the taxi driver's blood went into his mouth. He has no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Noel,Your husband's HIV-acquisition risk remains extremely slight. There is no indication the cab driver was virally enhanced. You don't mention how Read more »

Swallowed Blood

Dr.Very Quick question. Yesterday I shook hands with some co-workers. As I walked across the... Read more »

BJ and swallowed

Hello Dr Bob!I'm 22 YO and I'm writing from Venezuela... I've been reading this forum for more than... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...races. Most children with HIV were born to mothers with HIV. Others got a transfusion of infected blood. In the developed world, blood for transfusions is screened and most pregnant women are taking ARVs. See Fact Sheet 611 for more... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Intelence (TMC125, Etravirine)

...called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). Etravirine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme (a... Read more »
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Intelence

...blisters, oral lesions, conjunctivitis, facial edema [swelling], hepatitis, and eosinophilia [increased levels of the white blood cell eosinophil, a sign of an allergic reaction])." In addition, levels of liver enzymes called transaminases should... Read more »
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Emtriva

...effects (rarely seen) may include headache, diarrhea, nausea, and rash. Flare-up of HBV (hepatitis B) in people co-infected with HIV/HBV has occurred when Emtriva was discontinued (see tips). Skin discoloration (darkening of the skin on the palms... Read more »
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Comments on exposure ...?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 2 Replies
.... Cough just about cleared up 30 days later . As a precaution had a full panel std test (Awaiting results) and a Ora-Quick blood draw negative at 25 days . Doc says this is going around as he's seen 5 fold increase in his office ,a few guy and ... Read more »

Want to give blood but possible infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...but I dont want to jeopardized anything. And, on a sort of related now, what type of test does the red cross have to detect HIV? I mean do they had some amazing super test that could pick up a possible infection after a week? Read more »

have hope now

Posted by tuffnftl, 4 Replies
...in jan 06 tested positive for hiv and kinda thought things were over, started meds in late feb kaletra and combivir, just had blood done and cd4 went from 303 up to 570 and vital load from 65,000 to 3,000, a bit ruff on the stomach are these... Read more »

Worried About Infection - Thank U 4 Advice

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...four weeks and am now worrying, kicking myself, stressing to the point of gray hairs, and hating myself because of potential HIV symptoms that I'm now experiencing. I would really appreciate any comments/advice you have for me. God bless you all... Read more »