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Exposure By Blood In The Mouth

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Blood in mouth

Hi Dr. Frascino,I am having a lot of anxiety about a possible HIV exposure while eating food at a takeout restaurant. When the cook was grabbing a white plastic fork for me, he grabbed it by the business end. I then observed him wiping off the fork...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried in NY,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. You don't need an HIV test, but you do need counseling (psychotherapy) to help you confront and conquer your totally irrational fears of acquiring HIV.Good luck.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Licking Blood, "blood brothers" and similar types of exposures

I,M WONDERING CAN YOU GET AIDS OR HIV BY LICKING SOMEONE ELSES BLOOD.... Read more »

oral sex - blood in mouth

Dear Doctor,Met a girl. My friend and me both received oral sex from her (unprotected) and both... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Exposure to Blood and Behavioural Risks Among STI Clinic Patients in Cape Town, South Africa

Although it is well known that the vast majority of HIV infections in South Africa are the result of heterosexually transmitted HIV, the rapid growth of South Africa's HIV epidemic and the behavioural risk factors that facilitate HIV transmission in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Allowing Teachers to Request HIV Tests After Exposure to Students' Blood

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D) on Friday signed a bill (SB 230 ) that will allow teachers to require students to take an HIV test if a teacher is exposed to their blood, the AP/ St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (Richmond, AP/ St. Paul Pioneer Press ,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Survey Suggests High Rate of HIV Exposure for Health Care Workers

Hundreds of Canadian health care workers may have contracted HIV on the job, "greatly" exceeding government estimates, according to a University of Western Ontario report presented at the 16th International AIDS Conference. The Public Health Agency... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

From Exposure to Infection: The Biology of HIV Transmission

One way HIV is transmitted is through sex -- but how does the virus infect someone after they have been exposed to HIV during sex? In this article, we will follow the journey that HIV takes from the time someone is first exposed to the virus... Read more »
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Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »

Worried about possible exposure

Posted by caman1313, 1 Reply
I engaged in open mouth kissing with a girl at a bar that I didn't know very well. My gums bleed when I brush and I'm worried about potential infection. I kissed the girl maybe 5 times throughout the night. The next morning I woke up paranoid I... Read more »

blood-to-blood exposure?

Posted by paranoid_android, 2 Replies
Please help me,
A friend of mine volunteers and looks after AIDS orphans. She also French (deep) kisses lots of people on a frequent basis. She also chews her fingers until the point where they bleed slightly.
Yesterday she playfully wrestled me and I... Read more »

Burning Mouth and Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
does anyone have any information as far as a burning mouth and tongue goes?does hiv cause any thing like this at any stage.please respond this is for real and im going crazy with this problem,thanks again.

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