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Can You Catch HIV From Swallowed Blood

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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 »

Chance of HIV in swallowing urine

My new girlfriend urinated in my mouth during orgasm. I ended up swallowing some. We have been... 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 »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

...Healthcare is marketing it. Delavirdine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (a "non-nuke" or NNRTI). These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by preventing the reverse transcriptase enzyme from working. This enzyme changes HIV's... Read more »
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Want to give blood but possible infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am scheduled to give blood on Nov 30. However, on Nov 23 I was a at party and I meet up with a guy. We went back to his place and ended up kissing for a Read more »

swallowing

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
...Oral sex..if I was to "swallow" does that put me at risk for Hiv?? Thanks all.. Sf Read more »

PPL with hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My last post wasnt an insult and when i said clean i ment like HIV Negative and believe me i dont look at ppl with it like they are dirty stupid ppl i dont so dont say im insulting you when it Read more »

i'm not sure if i did the right thing

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am with a new partner for six months now, and he's HIV+. These last couple of weeks, I have been swallowing his cum. So far, I've done it maybe 2-3 times. My partner Read more »