Can You Get AIDS From Swallowing 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
...HIV-acquisition risk remains extremely slight. There is no indication the cab driver was virally enhanced. You don't mention how much blood landed in your husband's mouth. Most likely it was only a small quantity. There are components in saliva... Read more »

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...and call your doctor or get medical help right away: Hives or sores in your mouth, or your skin blisters and peels Trouble swallowing or breathing Swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat Fever, yellowing of the skin or whites of... Read more »
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...and powder form. Didanosine is taken by mouth without food. The powder form of didanosine must be added to water before it is swallowed. Didanosine should be taken on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after eating. The... Read more »
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