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Hiv Contraction Through Mucous Membranes

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How susceptible are the mucous membranes?

Hey Shannon,Pretty short question but I am curious. You hear horror stories about someone who contracts hiv via mucous membrane exposure but those are supposed to be rare. How susceptible are the mucous membranes in the mouth, nose and eyes to...
Shannon Southall

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Hi CarlYes you are correct. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or... Read more »

HIV and Mucous Membrane

Hi doctor,I was wondering how far blood must have to go up the nasal passage to enter the mucous... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Mucous membrane question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have a question I hope someone or many people can answer:

Is the entire lip a mucous membrane or just the inside of the lip a mucous membrane? Or is the lip not a mucous membrane at all?


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eyes ,lights and mucous

Posted by sugar, 2 Replies
my eyes are painful ,especially when bright lights and they stay red. I have mucous in my chest and my doc says nothing is wrong can anyone relate. I have been on atripila for a little over 2 years . I have hep c..but none of this is related to the... 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 of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If a person has AIDS and affected another person, will that other person have AIDS or will he/she be HIV+?

Me and my ex-boyfriend broke up about 2 years ago. I haven't spoken to him since we broke up. 2 weeks ago, he contacts me and we've been... Read more »