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Can You Get Hiv From Mucus

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Ask the Experts

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... 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 »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Northwestern Professor Enlists Cervical Mucus in HIV Fight

The Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery, an effort backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has awarded $5.5 million to support a project at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Thomas Hope, a professor of cellular... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: Turning Yucky Mucus Into a Better Barrier

A researcher at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study whether mucus membranes can be altered to block viruses like HIV and... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Tips on How to Manage Nausea and Vomiting for Those With HIV

I've been living with HIV for the past 12 years. Lately, I often feel nauseous, sometimes even to the point of throwing up. Why, and what can I do?! -- A.J., Trois-Rivières, QC Troy Grennan, M.D. McMaster University Medical Centre... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Screening HIV-Positive Patients for TB in Resource-Poor Settings

The "[a]bsence of all of current cough, fever, night sweats, and weight loss can identify a subset of people living with HIV who have a very low probability of having TB disease," write the authors of a PLoS Medicine study that used individual... Read more »
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mucus drainage or sinusitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i tested negative at 13 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 »

Can HIV be transmitted through nose-mucousmembrane

Posted by madeinkorea, 1 Reply
Hi All,
Can HIV be transmitted through nose mucous membranes?
My exposure was, accidental nose picking with unknown person's blood in my fingers? Only after the nose picking incident I realized that the person I had handshake was bleeding and I was... Read more »

eyes ,lights and mucous

Posted by sugar, 2 Replies
my eyes are painful ,especially when bright lights and they stay red. I have mucous in my chest and my doc says nothing is wrong can anyone relate. I have been on atripila for a little over 2 years . I have hep c..but none of this is related to the... Read more »

Please help ......

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Did anyone experience symptoms such as cold and stuffy nose with lots of mucous six weeks after high risk encounter but later test negative. I am experiencing sore throat with mucuous and cold that I am afraid might be ARS. I know you can't go by... Read more »