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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Swallowing Blood

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Swallowing blood/saliva

Is it possible to contract HIV by sawllowing blood and or saliva? When you have no sores or open wounds inside your mouth....
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
You ask an interesting question that should be separated into two separate queries:Is it possible to contract HIV by swallowing saliva? The answer to this question is no. This is why casual contact, such as sharing food utensils and glasses or deep... Read more »

"Is it possible to make HIV+ semen safe to swallow?"

My HIV positive partner and I would enjoy it if I could swallow his semen, even if it was not... Read more »

HIV Infection via swallowing blood?

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Want to give blood but possible infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am scheduled to give blood on Nov 30. However, on Nov 23 I was a at party and I meet up with a guy. We went back to his place and ended up kissing for a while. He was somewhat "bite-y" when he kissed, not that he drew blood but he made my gums... Read more »

Possible HIV exposure or not...

Posted by blacks988, 1 Reply
Ok here goes...

I gave head to a man, and he came in my mouth and i swallowed almost immediately... From what i could read is that this poses no threat what so ever concerning HIV doubled with the fact that since HIV appeared in the 80's there have... 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..
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swallowed semen

Posted by micmax
I recently had a sexual experience that ended in swallowing a small amount of my partners semen (it was outside the body for approxmiately 10-15 seconds before I came in contact with it). My sexual partners HIV status is unknown to me.

He is very... Read more »