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Do People Catch AIDS From Swallowing

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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...risk-free. It is also possible to get other sexually-transmitteddiseases (STDs), such as syphilis, herpes, and gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since...
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I swallowed lots of semen!

I swallowed my own semen and it's quite many!!! can I get HIV?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and you can tell your dad I said so, OK?Dr. Bobdoes jacking off cause acne or make it worse (MASTURBATION) Jul 18, 2007i hear people say that jacking off cause pimples and or makes it worse is this trueResponse from Dr.... Read more »

Positive I'm Positive From Swallowing

Hello Dr Bob,I went down on a guy from Craiglist(gasp!!)and swallowed his rather underwhelming load Halloween eveA week or 2 later I obtained a sore throat that lasts to this day(Dec 10)Secondly, there were 2 days that I had abnormal fatigue within...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a Craig's List Halloween cyber hookup, you got more "trick" (from your trick) than treat!Your symptoms are not worrisome for HIV ARS.The risk of HIV transmission has been intensely studied for over a quarter of a century. That oral sex carries... Read more »

Swallowing-Increased Risk of Transmission?

Hello Dr Bob,Thank you so much for this wonderful site. I have gained some valuable knowledge from the variety of questions. One thing I noticed is that we need to change the sex education programs in our public schools. After reading some of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...coming!" I'll reprint a post from the archives that addresses your spit/swallow dilemma. Be well. Dr. Bob Oral Sex with HIV+ & Swallowing Mar 11, 2007 Dear Dr. I just came across yuor website and found it very informative as well as at times... 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 point, many of my friends come to me with questions,and the need for education, I do my best. My education is limited, for I have not attended medical...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the body. This can be caused by various diseases including HIV. Combination antiviral therapy has reduced the rate of CMV in people with HIV by 75%. However, about 5% of people with HIV still develop CMV disease. The most common illness caused by... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

...adults. This medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Delavirdine comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth. Avoid taking... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...have to be adjusted several times as a child develops. The doses of some medications for infants and very young children can be individualized. They come in liquid or powder form. Others come in a granular form. Some pills can be crushed and... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Types of Transmission How HIV Is, and Is Not, Transmitted How HIV Spreads Many people still misunderstand how HIV is passed from one person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...Table of Contents Sexual Harm Reduction Practicing Safer Sex Thinking it Through Sexual Harm Reduction Most people know that serious, even life-threatening, infections like HIV, hepatitis and other sexually-transmitted diseases... Read more »
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swallowing

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
...Oral sex..if I was to "swallow" does that put me at risk for Hiv?? Thanks all.. Sf Read more »

Swallowing Cum

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...is married and we have been having an affair for a little over 2 years and he uses a condom for anal but now I have started swallowing his cum during oral sex. Read more »

Finding some pills hard to swallow?

Posted by taurusthecat, 2 Replies
...recently started ARV therapy and one of the pills I take (2 per day) are Nevirapine (Viramune). Now I'm well-acquainted with swallowing pills, I take a whole handful each day in the form of supplements and don't usually have an issue with gagging... Read more »

Am i infected?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...i masterbated and the liquid from the masterbation went into my mouth. I think i swallowed it. So, am i infected? I heard from others that i can't get AIDS from playing with myself. Is that true? PLEASE HELP Read more »