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Is Swallowing Blood Safe

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Swallowed Blood

Dr.Very Quick question. Yesterday I shook hands with some co-workers. As I walked across the parking lot to my vehicle, I noticed a couple drops of blood on my finger. Thinking I maybe had a cut on my finger, I really quick sucked the blood off...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »

HIV Infection via swallowing blood?

Dear Dr. Bob,My husband and I are aid workers in Tanzania, where the prevalence of AIDS is greater... 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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Intelence

...blisters, oral lesions, conjunctivitis, facial edema [swelling], hepatitis, and eosinophilia [increased levels of the white blood cell eosinophil, a sign of an allergic reaction])." In addition, levels of liver enzymes called transaminases should... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...infected than children of other races. Most children with HIV were born to mothers with HIV. Others got a transfusion of infected blood. In the developed world, blood for transfusions is screened and most pregnant women are taking ARVs. See ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

...Delavirdine is inconvenient because it is taken three times a day. It also interacts with some protease inhibitors, changing their blood levels. For these reasons it is not used much any more. There are no absolute rules about when to start ART.... Read more »
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Posted by worried17, 1 Reply
...i pulled a chair to use but mindlessly put my hand in my mouth. even more stupid, i didnt know if there was any blood and may have swallowed. however, 3-5 minutes later, i rinsed my mouth with warm water. if there was blood, there would have been Read more »

Black Spot on Tongue?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...black spot on my tongue. I don't recall biting down on it and its a about 1-2cm wide (not huge). It kinda looks like a broken blood vessel -- it doesn't appear to be raised. I've never had anything like this before. I enjoy sucking cock and... Read more »

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 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.. Sf Read more »