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Getting AIDS From Swallowing 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 »

Swallowed Blood

Dr.Very Quick question. Yesterday I shook hands with some co-workers. As I walked across the... Read more »

I swallowed lots of semen!

I swallowed my own semen and it's quite many!!! can I get HIV? 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

Children and HIV

...infected than children of other races. Most children with HIV were born to mothers with HIV. Others got a transfusion of infected blood. In the developed world, blood for transfusions is screened and most pregnant women are taking ARVs. See ... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...Usually occurs at very low CD4 cell counts (less than 100) An AIDS-defining opportunistic infection Major symptom is painful swallowing (dysphagia) Often diagnosed via gastrointestinal endoscopy Possible in anyone who has thrush and a... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk ... Read more »
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Want to give blood but possible infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...didnt do anything that is risky because I just received oral sex and kissed him. But is the fact that he came on me, ate it, swallowed it, and then kissed me a risky activity? I want to give blood because I dont want to cancel, but I dont want... Read more »

swallowing

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
...Oral sex..if I was to "swallow" does that put me at risk for Hiv?? Thanks all.. Sf Read more »

I hope my throat problem is anxiety not HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have been worrying sick about HIV, but I havent had any kind of sex, shared needles, or had a transfusion. My throat feels life the sides rub together when I swallow. Read more »

Plz Plz answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is HIV found in saliva? If it's not then why can they test you through saliva? Read more »