Can You Get AIDS From Mucus

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Coffee with AIDS and Milk (HIV IN NASAL MUCOUS)

Can I get AIDS this way? I was at Starbucks and ordered a cup of coffee. After I drank it, I remembered seeing the cashier who poured it wipe her nose with her hand. She may have just been itching it, but if she wasn't and she had mucous on her hand...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of the questions I'm asked, I have already answered a number of questions similar to yours. (See below.)Dr. Bobhiv in nasal mucus?Aug 12, 2006 Dear dr. Frascino, does nasal mucus contain HIV and can an accidental ingestion of nasal mucus of a... Read more »

nose secretions mixed into food. (NASAL MUCOUS AND HIV, 2009)

Dr. Bob, One of my friend who is HIV positive, i invited him and he was eating spicy food, so his... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...look for antibodies to HIV, not the virus itself. Most commonly, a rapid test is adminestered by sampling the oral mucosa (the mucous that is everywhere in your mouth) and putting it through a test to see if HIV antibodies are present. Some... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...include: Pain Enlarged liver Fatigue Nausea Dark urine Clay-colored stool Jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes) If you have these symptoms you should call your health care provider. However, there are frequently... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

...hospitalization and can even lead to death. Symptoms: Shortness of breath (dyspnea) Cough with sputum (materials such as mucus and pus that are coughed up from the lungs) Dry cough Fatigue Fever Chills Diagnosis: Abnormal chest... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...birth, or through breast milk) Sexual intercourse (vaginal and anal): In the genitals and the rectum, HIV may infect the mucous membranes directly or enter through cuts and sores caused during intercourse (many of which would be unnoticed).... Read more »