Can You Get Hiv From Mucus

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hiv in nasal mucus?

Dear dr. Frascino,does nasal mucus contain HIV and can an accidental ingestion of nasal mucus of a person with HIV and not on HAART be at risk?Thank you!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Nasal secretions similar to saliva, sputum, sweat, tears, urine, vomitus and feces are not implicated in the transmission of HIV, unless they contain visible blood.Out of curiosity, how did you mange to "accidentally" chow down some HIV... Read more »

HIV nose mucus enters clapped cut lips

A realative of mines is infected with HIV/AIDS. I gave this relative a kiss on the cheak, thinking... Read more »

Rhinitis and mucus? HIV symptom

Hello. I had a possible exposure 4 months ago, and almost since that time I develop a sore throat,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...their HIV disease. In addition, some of these people may unknowingly be transmitting HIV to other people. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation strongly encourages people who are at risk for HIV to be tested regularly. Whether or not to take the HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of HIV Possibly Associated with Exposure of Mucous Membrane to Contaminated Blood

...female sex partner.The findings from the epidemiological and laboratoryinvestigations suggest that the woman was infected through mucousmembrane exposure to the man's blood-contaminated saliva. Q2.How was the female partner exposed? While the... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...medications, over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or exposure to chemicals AIDS related opportunistic infections (OIs) such as MAC (mycobacterium avium complex), TB (tuberculosis), CMV... Read more »
The Well Project


... Pneumonia and HIVHIV-positive people are more vulnerable to pneumonias of all kinds and certain pneumonias lead to an AIDS diagnosis, such as PCP, recurrent bacterial pneumonia and active TB . Pneumocystis carinii (or jiroveci )... Read more »
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mucus drainage or sinusitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...weeks. it will be 5 weeks in april. for about a month now i have been dealing with a lot of mucus drainage. is this a sign of hiv infection. i was really hoping that my 13 week was conclusive. Read more »

Fingering & HIV infection(Via Nose)

Posted by chirs, 3 Replies
...who works at a night club, but after the activity subject A accidently used the same finger to dig his nose(after 1 mins). Can HIV get transmitted via nose(mucus membranes)? What's the risk if no cuts or wounds found inside nose while subject A... Read more »

Can HIV be caught by inhaling it?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it possible to catch HIV by inhaling the vapours of bodily fluids such as semen and vaginal fluids? Can the smell of such fluids be absorbed by the linings Read more »

Possible ?

Posted by Anonymous
...After protective sex,I got off my condom and washing my penis. I noted a lot of vagina fluid on my penis. I worry that the hiv fluid will flow with water and into my mucus membrane during washing? Read more »