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Do People Get 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...
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 much blood landed in your husband's mouth. Most likely it was only a small... 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... Read more »

Swallowing blood/saliva

Is it possible to contract HIV by sawllowing blood and or saliva? When you have no sores or open... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China's Health Ministry to "Severely Punish" People Responsible for Unsafe Blood Sales; 25 People Receive HIV-Positive Blood Through Transfusions

China's Ministry of Health earlier this week announced new rules that will "severely punish those responsible" for collecting and distributing untested blood that leads to people becoming infected with bloodborne diseases such as HIV through... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 80% of People Worldwide Do Not Have Access to Safe Blood; Contaminated Blood Causes 5% of HIV Infections in Africa

About 80% of people worldwide do not have access to safe blood and contaminated blood causes about 5% of all new HIV infections in Africa, the World Health Organization announced on Tuesday, which is the first World Blood Donor Day , Xinhua/... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At Least 16 People Infected With HIV After Blood Transfusions in China

There could be as many as 16 people infected in Heilongjiang province's Bei'an County after farmers received infected blood transfusions at a hospital associated with the provincial General Bureau of State Farms, the state China Daily reported. An... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Botswana Project Encourages Young People to Donate "Safe Blood," Stay HIV-Free

Botswana has launched a new project that encourages young people to donate "safe blood" and teaches them how to avoid contracting HIV, Reuters AlertNet reports. The project, Pledge 25, targets youths both in and out of school because "most of them... Read more »
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