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Blood in mouth follow-up question

Hi Dr Bob,I recently asked the question about the blood in mouth experience at the take out restaurant. You answered me that I was irrational and crazy, which is likely true. However I also asked specifically a basic science question about the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,As I have mentioned a number of times in this forum, HIV can be absorbed directly across intact mucous membranes. But please note this did not happen to you. I'd suggest you read the archives of this forum. You should find the information both... Read more »

Blood in mouth

Hi Dr. Frascino,I am having a lot of anxiety about a possible HIV exposure while eating food at a... Read more »

Chance or trasmission - Blood in mouth

I was receiveing oral sex with someone who has HIV. I usually receive it then ejaculate on his... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household... Read more »
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Condoms

...protect the mouth, vagina or rectum from HIV-infected semen. They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases.... Read more »
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HIV Transmission

...of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids... Read more »
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What Is HIV?

...HIV targets and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells (sometimes called T-cells). HIV takes over CD4 cells and turns them into factories that... Read more »
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blood in mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and now hookah pipe sharing with friends at hookah bars. Is this clearly irrational thought related to OCD? How much infected blood must be transferred via mouth in order to become infected? Websites mention open sores in the mouth, but what does... Read more »

A symptom? Blood taste in the mouth...

Posted by Anonymous
...I think I can taste blood in my mouth, although i have put a tissue in it, and a piece of cotton wool, and still can't find any signs of bleeding. Is it Read more »

Stress!

Posted by elisa101, 2 Replies
...As mentioned earlier, i ahd an encounter with a karaoke gal. Kissed her, and tasted blood in my mouth. Gosh....i took an elisa at 65 days, and now took a test at 16 weeks. I am awaiting for my results. I am afraid that Read more »

tasting blood?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I've been reading a lot of the Safe sex forums and it is clear to me that hiv cannot be passed through kissing unless there is blood in the mouth. But I was just curious about something...a few nights ago I went out to dinner with a date and... Read more »