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Do People Get HIV From Swallowed Blood

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HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Types of Transmission How HIV Is, and Is Not, Transmitted How HIV Spreads Many people still
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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 »

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
...that would create abrasions or cuts in your mouth before performing oral sex. Use mouthwash or a breath mint instead. Avoid swallowing pre-cum, semen, or vaginal fluids. Use latex condoms for oral sex on a man (try the unlubricated, flavored... Read more »

strength training

this question might be stupid but i'am only 12 years old and somebody told me that people can get hiv from exercise like weight training. can you help me?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...There is no way you can get HIV from exercise training. HIV can only be transmitted via exposure to blood, semen, or vaginal secretions that come in contact 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 »
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The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...Sex Thinking it Through Sexual Harm Reduction Most people know that serious, even life-threatening, infections like HIV, hepatitis and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) can be passed from one person to another through sex. One... Read more »
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Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

...Healthcare is marketing it. Delavirdine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (a "non-nuke" or NNRTI). These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by preventing the reverse transcriptase enzyme from working. This enzyme changes HIV's... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While candidiasis is a rather common condition in general, it's often the first illness and sign that HIV disease is... Read more »
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Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

...called Telzir. It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Fosamprenavir is a pro-drug. The drug you swallow is not active against HIV. It breaks down in the body to produce the active form, which is the drug amprenavir (see Fact Sheet 445 ).... Read more »
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HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood 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 »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning Read more »

Study shows very low HIV risk from oral sex

Posted by Anonymous
...vaginal or rectal intercourse, I think that we could stem the transmission of this disease by 99.9 percent," he said. Scott said swallowing ejaculate would not increase risk, as long as the mucus membrane is intact, because "the acids in the... Read more »