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How Likely Is It To Get AIDS From Swallowed 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
...Hi Noel,Your husband's HIV-acquisition risk remains extremely slight. There is no indication the cab driver was virally enhanced. You don't mention how Read more »

Swallowed Blood

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

BJ and swallowed

Hello Dr Bob!I'm 22 YO and I'm writing from Venezuela... I've been reading this forum for more than... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While candidiasis is a rather common condition in general, it's often the first illness and sign that HIV disease is... Read more »
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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...Mediterranean background. KS also occurs in African men and people with a weakened immune system. The most common cause of KS now is HIV infection. KS is a sign of AIDS. KS usually shows up in the skin, or in the linings of the mouth, nose, or... Read more »
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Cancers

...death. A normally-functioning immune system plays a role in limiting the occurrence of cancer. Due to immune suppression, HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to several kinds of cancer, three of which lead to an AIDS diagnosis: Kaposi's... Read more »
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Want to give blood but possible infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...but I dont want to jeopardized anything. And, on a sort of related now, what type of test does the red cross have to detect HIV? I mean do they had some amazing super test that could pick up a possible infection after a week? 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'm not sure if i did the right thing

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am with a new partner for six months now, and he's HIV+. These last couple of weeks, I have been swallowing his cum. So far, I've done it maybe 2-3 times. My partner 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 »