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Is Hiv Contagious Via The Mouth

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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...contagious, which means it's easy to get from someone else. The virus is passed from person to person by breathing in droplets that contain the virus from the air. Other ways include having direct contact with infected fluids from the mouth, nose and eyes or handling items touched by an infected person. This includes kissing, drinking from someone else's glass or sharing hand towels, among many others. Who Is at Risk For the Flu? ...
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Nervous medical student with a few questions!!!

Hi Dr. Bob,Just want to start off by saying that you are the best doctor around, and your forum is amazing and such a help to so many people!!! I am a medical student, and I have some questions regarding HIV. I find that since I have started my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...being the case is remote at best. The health care worker can continue to get tested per protocol, but his chance of acquiring HIV would be exceedingly low.Finally, since this seems to be a recurrent issue for you, I'd suggest you download a copy... Read more »


Nephew dying of HIV?AIDS.wants to visit me-My immune system is bad. can he visit....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I had. 3 days later (today) I used the same milk on my cereal. After eating, I noticed what tasted like a little blood in my mouth (I think I cut myself on my cereal). Is there any chance the cold temperature of the fridge "preserved" her... Read more »

PLEASE HELP! Scared and cannot find an answer! Will donate!

Dr. Bob, I've been trying to find an answer to my question everywhere but I can't! Please help me!A woman who was HIV negative had sex with an unknown status male. That woman then had sex with my friend 3 weeks later. 2 months after that, I got a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Could she have passed it to him, then him to me?" Nope! "Is testing warranted?" Nope!"Am I looney?" BINGO!Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV risk-unusual transmission?? (MOUTH TO MOUTH CHAMPAGNE, SAKE, AND SHOTS, 2010))

Two months ago I was at a party where a man grabbed me and transferred champagne from his mouth to mine-which I swallowed. he has quite a reputation and now I can't stop worrying about the HIV risk. I know risk from saliva is low but I've no idea if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ahead and smooch that hot boyfriend of yours. It's Valentine's Day frevinsakes!Dr. Bobsilly question but need help pleeeease (MOUTH TO MOUTH CHAMPAGNE, SAKE, AND SHOTS) Oct 2, 2008About a month ago at a night club i was dancing next to some... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...people may become infected by touching something -- such as a surface or object -- with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. Can I get 2009 H1N1 more than once? Getting infected with any influenza virus, including 2009... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...needles if you're a baby, being born to or breastfed by an HIV-positive woman unprotected oral sex (if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...and lipoatrophy in the arms andlegs increased as well. Anabolic Steroids Oxandrin is an anabolic steroid that is taken by mouth. In a small study, itdecreased visceral fat. But, LDL ("bad") cholesterol went up and HDL ("good")cholesterol went... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »

Re: HIV Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
...could not catch this illness? In the mean time, I am still fighting my second month of swollen glands and now, herpes in the mouth. Is Herpes also an acute HIV symptom? Thanks again, you are my online guardia Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What do mouth ulcers look and feel like? Are they like the kind you get after eating too many acidy foods or sour/salty foods? I get those Read more »

Need help!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have now noticed that in addition to my taste buds I have tiny bumps all over my tongue. I have read that this is a sign of hiv. Is this true? Should I be retested or is the 8months negative conclusive? Read more »