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Chance Of Getting HIV From Swallowed 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
...Hi Noel,Your husband's HIV-acquisition risk remains extremely slight. There is no indication the cab driver was virally enhanced. You don't mention how Read more »

Swallowed Blood

Dr.Very Quick question. Yesterday I shook hands with some co-workers. As I walked across the... Read more »

BJ and swallowed

Hello Dr Bob!I'm 22 YO and I'm writing from Venezuela... I've been reading this forum for more than... Read more »
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HIV and Safer Sex

...a strain of HIV that is resistant to the drug regimen you are taking. Since every sexual act that involves sexual fluids or blood has at least some risk, safer sex means using barriers every time. Barriers include condoms (male and female),... Read more »
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Children and HIV

... How Serious Is HIV for Children? How Are Children Different? Research on Children Treatment for Children Children and Adherence The Bottom Read more »
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HIV Transmission

...HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk ... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
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Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 2 Replies
.... Cough just about cleared up 30 days later . As a precaution had a full panel std test (Awaiting results) and a Ora-Quick blood draw negative at 25 days . Doc says this is going around as he's seen 5 fold increase in his office ,a few guy and ... Read more »

What's happening to me?!?

Posted by Houstondude, 2 Replies
...I started to get joint and muscle pains and started experiencing some fatigue. I researched online and looked up symptoms of HIV which started to freak me out. On day 9 I started getting a bit of a rash on my chest. This freaked me out even more... Read more »

Want to give blood but possible infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am scheduled to give blood on Nov 30. However, on Nov 23 I was a at party and I meet up with a guy. We went back to his place and ended up kissing for a Read more »

PPL with hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My last post wasnt an insult and when i said clean i ment like HIV Negative and believe me i dont look at ppl with it like they are dirty stupid ppl i dont so dont say im insulting you when it Read more »