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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Swallowing 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 »

Swallowing blood/saliva

Is it possible to contract HIV by sawllowing blood and or saliva? When you have no sores or open... Read more »
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HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

...Healthcare is marketing it. Delavirdine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (a "non-nuke" or NNRTI). These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by preventing the reverse transcriptase enzyme from working. This enzyme changes HIV's... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Intelence (TMC125, Etravirine)

...transcriptase, blocking the conversion of RNA into DNA. This process prevents virus replication and halts the HIV life cycle. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Etravirine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 18, 2008,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

...called Telzir. It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Fosamprenavir is a pro-drug. The drug you swallow is not active against HIV. It breaks down in the body to produce the active form, which is the drug amprenavir (see Fact Sheet 445 ).... Read more »
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3 weeks after possible exposure / HELP!

Posted by datguy, 3 Replies
...and muscle soreness for a while and also lost my appetite and had diarrhea.... When I got sick I was immediately afraid of HIV and became anxious and I think it caused some of the fatigue and loss of appetite. I only noticed one lymph node... Read more »

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 »

PPL with hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My last post wasnt an insult and when i said clean i ment like HIV Negative and believe me i dont look at ppl with it like they are dirty stupid ppl i dont so dont say im insulting you when it Read more »

Best friend just found out HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Yesterday was an extremely overwhelming day for me. My bestfriend of over 10 years just found out he is HIV positive. We believe he contracted it from his partner who we knew was positive. My bestfriend swore that they were careful Read more »