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Systemic Candidiasis

...available on Vaginal Candidiasis or Oral Candidiasis . Cause The fungus called Candida causes candidiasis. This fungus is normally found in small amounts in the mouth, vagina, digestive tract and skin. In a healthy person, other bacteria and the immune system keep it from becoming a problem. However, a weak immune system makes it easier for Candida to grow and cause infection. In HIV disease, the most serious Candida outbreaks...
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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
...HIV-acquisition risk remains extremely slight. There is no indication the cab driver was virally enhanced. You don't mention how much blood landed in your husband's mouth. Most likely it was only a small quantity. There are components in saliva... 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 one year.My question is... Through this year... I performed oral sex to 3 friends... they cummed in my mouth and I swallowed on the three separated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposures. Also see below.Dr. BobOral Sex: What's the Real Risk? July 2010The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negative person depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted through unprotected (no... Read more »

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
...ur own sperm if not did i cacth any thingResponse from Dr. FrascinoHello,You're wondering if you could give yourself a STD by swallowing your own spunk. This is a QTND (question that never dies). See below.Dr. BobSEMEN (MASTURBATION 2009) (QTND:... Read more »

Swallowed Blood

Dr.Very Quick question. Yesterday I shook hands with some co-workers. As I walked across the parking lot to my vehicle, I noticed a couple drops of blood on my finger. Thinking I maybe had a cut on my finger, I really quick sucked the blood off...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »
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An Overview of Intelence (TMC125, Etravirine)

...and call your doctor or get medical help right away: Hives or sores in your mouth, or your skin blisters and peels Trouble swallowing or breathing Swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat Fever, yellowing of the skin or whites of... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...with AIDS include * Coughing and shortness of breath * Seizures and lack of coordination * Difficult or painful swallowing * Mental symptoms such as confusion and forgetfulness * Severe and persistent diarrhea * Fever ... Read more »

oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...have any advice for me,since I swallowed or had most of the climaxes in my mouth or throat am i at risk? I enjoy oral sex and swallowing for my partner and I always thought it wasnt risky.furthermore since I realy want to do this again I dont... Read more »

Swollen glands

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...So I have noticed that everyone that thinks they are hiv+ have swollen glands or lymph nodes. Personally I have had swollen, sore glands since November and I am at high risk. Is everyone hiv+ or are we just really paranoid? Do Read more »

A Personal Story: Please Read if you are Afraid

Posted by RBK, 5 Replies
...INVINCIBLE!! Yea right. I started to realize that I wasn't invincible. There was a good chance that I had a virus swimming in my blood. A few weeks after my possible exposure, I came down with a really bad case of what seemed to be the flu.... Read more »