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Do People Get HIV From Swallowing Blood

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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...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 misunderstand how HIV is passed from one person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus if you are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is spread through the following body fluids: 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
...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 »

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
...exposure to blood, semen, or vaginal secretions that come in contact with your blood stream. Wearing a condom during sex and not swallowing semen are the two main things you should always do to prevent HIV infection. You can read more here:... 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
...potential mate to make the baby with, right?4. "What is the suggested rate of masturbation per day and per week?" That varies form person to person. If you are young and Italian . . . (Oh hell, I can already guess from your question that you are... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...you perform oral sex without a condom, finish up with your hand, or spit semen out and rinse with a dental wash rather than swallowing. Dental dams are squares made from latex. Put some water- or silicone-based lube on one side of the dental dam... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

...Delavirdine is inconvenient because it is taken three times a day. It also interacts with some protease inhibitors, changing their blood levels. For these reasons it is not used much any more. There are no absolute rules about when to start ART.... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...someone with a very sore or dry mouth. Rinses are held in the mouth for as long as possible and should be swilled around and then swallowed. They are used at least four times a day and continued for a few days after the symptoms have gone. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

...700 mg, so you will take 2 tablets at a time. Fosamprenavir can also be taken in various combinations with ritonavir to boost blood levels. The exact dosing depends on whether you have already used any antiviral treatment, or any other protease... 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 can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than Read more »

oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...probably would not have wanted to use rubbersso I didnt even mention it anyway.so does any body 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... 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
...tested the study subjects for HIV using advanced blood tests that can distinguish between a new and an old infection. Only one person in the study tested positive for HIV and researchers determined it was an old infection. Shafer said many of the... Read more »