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Hiv And Mucous Membranes

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HIV and mucous membrane exposure

I work at a pediatric clinic. Today after I centrifuged some blood from a 17 year old black male I was putting it into cryovials. I am not sure but I think I may have splashed some in my eye. The pipette I was using had formed a bubble on the end...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...appears minimal at best. We do not know the HIV status of the patient. You are not sure if the serum came into contact with your mucous membranes and the specimen had been processed for 45 minutes before the incident. For such minimal risk, it is... Read more »

HIV transmission thru urethra

Hi there, about 4 weeks ago I had some contact with the anal fluids of another guy. I was going to... Read more »

Mucous Membrane infectivity

I have read recently that scientist have learned that HIV does not need a cut or abrasion to... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of HIV Possibly Associated with Exposure of Mucous Membrane to Contaminated Blood

...of transmission could not be determinedwith certainty, the most likely possibility is that the woman wasinfected through her mucous membrane by exposure to blood in herpartner's saliva. This exposure most likely occurred during "deepkissing." ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women Who Have Sex With Women

...of female-to-male transmission 1 indicate that vaginal secretions and menstrual blood are potentially infectious and that mucous membrane (for example, oral, vaginal) exposure to these secretions has the potential to lead to HIV infection. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These can be damaged easily, which... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into the blood-stream (from a needle or syringe) for... Read more »
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how much hiv in vaginal fluids

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...female blood infect them via intercourse. I read that it is like males pre- cum fluids, where they have found small amounts of hiv virus in only about one-third of pre-cum samples. Are these small amounts of virus in fluids able to infect... Read more »

Please help me!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How risky is oral sex without ejaculation in the mouth? Also, I don't even know if pre-cum was present? I am so freaked out right now. How much do I have to worry? Read more »

scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was talking to a stranger and he spitted into my Eyes. can i get HIV this way. What if he spitted blood. Thank u for your reply. Read more »

Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... If a woman have unprotected sex whit a man that is known to be HIV+ - is it true that it is easier for her to get infected if she has her period at the time? Vic. Read more »