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Can You Get AIDS From Swallowing

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i swallowed do i have aids

i recently gave head to a guy and i accidentally swallowed some of the cum, what r my chances of having aids now?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Even though transmission through oral sex is possible, the odds of getting infected with HIV through performing oral sex on a man are low. The bottom line is this: if any infected fluids (like semen or pre-cum) come into contact with your mucous... Read more »

CMV; to swallow or not to swallow,that is the question.

Dr. Frascino, I am a RN who happens to dance with HIV. Most of my patients dance with it too. My... Read more »

Trouble Swallowing Pills

I have difficulty taking pills since I was a child. Now, with HIV, I have a huge pill regimen,... Read more »
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AIDS Survival Project

Search for a Cure: Don't Swallow: A Look at the Risks of Oral Sex

Beth Dillon of the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) most recent work focuses on determining the risk of oral sex transmission of HIV. But Beth was surprised this issue made front-page news. Her findings are far from the irresponsible headline... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Blog: PEPFAR Hasn't Achieved Country-Ownership Yet

"I can buy result-based accountable approach and engagement of all sectors and might even be sold on the idea of good governance. But I am sorry, I can't swallow the idea that PEPFAR exemplifies the principles of country-ownership," according to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR's "All Things Considered" Examines Efforts to Provide HIV/AIDS Treatment to Children in Kenyan Slum

NPR's "All Things Considered " on Thursday profiled the efforts of an HIV/AIDS clinic operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, to provide treatment to thousands of HIV-positive children. Clinic Coordinator Rachel... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Experts at Conference Discuss Testing, Treatment Access for Children

Many children continue to lack access to effective HIV detection programs and antiretroviral drugs, HIV/AIDS experts said Thursday at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, AFP/Google.com reports. They added that most HIV-positive... Read more »
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Depression is swallowing my being

Posted by Arawaki, 4 Replies
Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if I'm in the right post, but I've been positive for a 15 months now...not sure if that still qualifies as "recently diagnosed" but those months have been rocky, as I'm sure it has been for many of you. I'm seeking some... Read more »

swallowing infected bload

Posted by lost, 3 Replies
i ve been experiencing difficulty in swallowing for 2 months now, i don't have a sore throat at all, i am not sick, i feel very healthy, i only have this problem i feel like someone is pushing on my neck.
i also have sollen tonsil for 3 months now,... 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..
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swallowed semen

Posted by micmax
I recently had a sexual experience that ended in swallowing a small amount of my partners semen (it was outside the body for approxmiately 10-15 seconds before I came in contact with it). My sexual partners HIV status is unknown to me.

He is very... Read more »