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Do People Get HIV From Swallowing

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The Well Project

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

...health care worker has examined it. Don't floss, brush your teeth, or do anything that would create abrasionsor cuts in your mouth before performing oral sex. Use mouthwash or a breathmint instead. Avoid swallowing pre-cum, semen, or vaginal fluids. Use latex condoms for oral sex on a man (try the unlubricated, flavoredones). If you perform oral sex without a condom, finish up with your hand, or...
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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...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... Read more »
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 »
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 »
AIDSinfo

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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Starting Meds Tomorrow...NEED ADVICE!!

Posted by running4it, 6 Replies
...know where to turn. Can someone please give me advice. some hope, some assurance that I will be ok? I have that hardest time swallowing pills, I dont know how I will get through this. Question: How do people who cant swallow pills take HIV... Read more »

Starting Meds Tomorrow...NEED ADVICE!!!

Posted by running4it, 4 Replies
...know where to turn. Can someone please give me advice. some hope, some assurance that I will be ok? I have that hardest time swallowing pills, I dont know how I will get through this. Question: How do people who cant swallow pills take HIV... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...them to my family or friends to make em feel bad. Instead if listing them here would help at all, just with the hope that one person get spared from infection or the life long/ years long mental strain of being clearly sick, thinking its hiv and... Read more »

Could I get HIV/STD from random people's drinks?

Posted by jacko2217, 2 Replies
...was hosting. It was alot of fun and I had a very good time but I remember after a few drinks, starting to drink out of random people's beers, once drinking directly out of a random bottle. i also poured out some people's unfinished drinks into my... Read more »