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nose secretions mixed into food. (NASAL MUCOUS AND HIV, 2009)

Dr. Bob, One of my friend who is HIV positive, i invited him and he was eating spicy food, so his nose was leaking, so he used his left hand finger to clear the nose, and was using the same left hand with a spoonto take the curry from the bowl. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...multiple reasons:1.The chances his snot actually made it all the way down the spoon and into your curry are remote at best. 2.Nasal mucous that does not contain visible blood is not an HIV-transmission risk.3.Absolutely nothing (including HIV)... Read more »

Can HIV particles rest in nose hair & become reactivated if nose bleeds?

Hello Doctor Bob, I know my question might sound a bit looney tunes maximus. But I wouldn't be... Read more »

HIV / Picking your nose?

Hi bob, a few quick question. Met with a sex worker and she gave me a long protected blow job (I... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...recently approved. This is a "live attenuated" vaccine. It has not been studied in people with weakened immune systems. FluMist nasal spray should not be used by people with HIV. Tetanus and Diphtheria: Tetanus is a serious disease... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

... Facial swelling Pneumonia-type symptoms such as cough, difficulty breathing, and fever Diagnosis: Material (sputum, nasal secretions) is stained and cultured for the organism Treatment: Traditional: Intravenous amphotericin B New... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...water can also help reduce fever. For a stuffy nose, breathing moist air from a hot shower can help. Using a decongestant or nasal spray with phenylephrine in it can help clear or dry up a stuffy nose. If your nasal drainage is thick, the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Azithromycin (Zithromax)

...against several different bacteria, especially chlamydia, hemophilus and streptococcus. These bacteria can infect the skin, nose, throat, and lungs. They can also be transmitted through sexual activity and cause infections in the genital area.... Read more »
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Bloody Nose While Kissing

Posted by Sharpie, 1 Reply
...Hello. I was recently kissing a guy and when I pulled back he noticed he had a bloody nose. His blood got on my face around the upper lip and nose area. While he says he is negative, I want to be sure if I should get Read more »

Coryza (runny nose), cough, or nasal congestion

Posted by Anonymous
...transient truncal rash. Headache, photophobia, and other symptoms suggestive of aseptic meningitis may occur. Coryza, cough, or nasal congestion would help distinguish respiratory virus infection from ARS." Thus cough and nasal problems are NOT... Read more »

Fingering & HIV infection(Via Nose)

Posted by chirs, 3 Replies
...person(let's say subject A-male) get infected by accidently inserting vaginal fluids(from an infected person, let's say subject B) into nose? Assuming, subject A did fingering activity on subject B who works at a night club, but after the... Read more »

Runny nose?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Sorry if this sounds stupid but I know ARS brings around flu like symptoms and was wondering if a runny nose was one of them? Read more »