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Can You Get HIV From Being Bitten?

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Physician bitten by HIV+ patient

Hi, I am an intern with an interest in plastics so this is not my area of expertise!! I was bitten by a psychotic patient with AIDS when taking a history. Contact for about 2 seconds then a 'rip' across my forearm with enough penetration...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV transmission via human bites has been reported only rarely in the published medical literature. Being bitten by an HIV-infected person exposes non-intact skin to saliva. If the saliva is contaminated with infected blood, there is a... Read more »


I am absolutely nervous! My assistent is HIV positive, by mistake he bit my finger and it bleed. I... Read more »

Risks of biting and getting bitten

Is HIV passed by biting? I've heard that a man got infected after being bitten his lip. What... Read more »

What's New at The Body, March 26, 2008

What's New at The Body, March 26, 2008 ... Read more »

This Month in HIV: Sex, Privacy and the Law When You're HIV-Positive

This is Bonnie Goldman, Editorial Director of The Body. I'd like to welcome you to This Month in HIV. This month's topic: Sex, Privacy and the Law When You're HIV Positive. For as long as humanity has known about the existence of HIV, there's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mandatory HIV Testing Should Be Instituted for Public Health, Safety Officials Exposed to Bodily Fluids, Commentary Says

HIV testing should be mandatory in Massachusetts when public health or safety officials are exposed to a person's bodily fluids, Elissa Ely, a psychiatrist in the state, said on Monday in a commentary on NPR's "All Things Considered " (Ely, "All... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Doctor Could Disclose Man's HIV Status to Employer for Workers' Compensation Claim

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 4-3 that workers' compensation laws allow a doctor to disclose a patient's HIV status to an employer for workers' compensation claims, the AP/ Lexington Herald-Leader reports. The case involved Steven... Read more »
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Once bitten twice shy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Very concerned here.... need some sane talk... about 5 1/2 weeks ago, I had an encounter with another man. We deep kissed (2 minutes) and he nibbled/sucked on my nipples. I guess he nibbled pretty hard because a couple of days later I notice a... Read more »

HIV or Wot?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need help and I think you are the only ones who can help me get rid of this paranoia. I am a gay man who had unprotected sex more than a year ago. 3 months after the exposure and than every three months until now I got tested for HIV it was ELISA... Read more »

Human Bite and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I had a bizzare experience. On September 15, 2004, I met a girl for the first time. We were having some conversation inside my car. All of a sudden she licked me a couple of times on my neck and bit me pretty hard on my right arm and made a pink... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex? Read more »