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Hiv Contraction Through Mucus Membranes

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Urine and Mucus Membrane

Hi Dr Bob, This may sounds like an unusual exposure, but am really scared. I was peeing into a urinal one day and towards the end of it, some urine (my own) got reflected and landed on my penis urethra. Supposing there were some HIV blood stains...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Is this a real question? You're actually worried about contracting HIV from your own backsplash??? Maybe you should consider focusing on a more realistic concern such as 1)OK, to answer your question, absolutely not. Even if you decided to dive... Read more »

How susceptible are the mucous membranes?

Hey Shannon,Pretty short question but I am curious. You hear horror stories about someone who... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: Turning Yucky Mucus Into a Better Barrier

A researcher at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study whether mucus membranes can be altered to block viruses like HIV and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Infants Born to HIV-Positive Women With Herpes More Likely to Contract HIV, Study Says

Infants born to HIV-positive women diagnosed with genital herpes during pregnancy are more likely to contract HIV, according to a study published in the December 2005 issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology , Reuters reports. Katherine... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Failure to Update Nonoxynol-9 Labels to Mention Increased Risk of Contracting HIV Puts People At Risk, GAO Report Says

FDA 's failure to update the labels of products containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 to warn of the increased risk of contracting HIV among women who use the products puts consumers at risk, according to a Government Accountability Office report... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Northwestern Professor Enlists Cervical Mucus in HIV Fight

The Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery, an effort backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has awarded $5.5 million to support a project at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Thomas Hope, a professor of cellular... 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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mucus drainage or sinusitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i tested negative at 13 weeks. it will be 5 weeks in april. for about a month now i have been dealing with a lot of mucus drainage. is this a sign of hiv infection. i was really hoping that my 13 week was conclusive. Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through nose-mucousmembrane

Posted by madeinkorea, 1 Reply
Hi All,
Can HIV be transmitted through nose mucous membranes?
My exposure was, accidental nose picking with unknown person's blood in my fingers? Only after the nose picking incident I realized that the person I had handshake was bleeding and I was... 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 »