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Odds Of Getting Hiv From Blood Contact To Mouth

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...after they have been exposed to HIV). Interpretation of Test Results A positive (reactive) result means: You are HIV-positive (carrying the virus that causes AIDS). You can infect others who come into contact with your blood, semen or vaginal fluid. You should take necessary precautions to avoid transmitting HIV to others. A positive result does NOT mean: You have AIDS. You will necessarily get AIDS....
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Mouth-to-Anus contact during Recal Bleeding: HIV Risk?

I'm an HIV- gay man. I recently had sexual contact with a man who told me it was his "first" time with another man (but given it was anonymous in nature, who really knows?! He could have meant I was the first one that evening! Anyway, when I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmitted this way, e.g. hepatitis, intestinal parasites, etc. The real question here is that blood may or may not have come in contact with your mouth or tongue. Other pieces of the equation include the facts that we do not know if your... Read more »

hiv+ blood in mouth

Hi Dr Frascino,My partner is HIV+, and we were kissing quite passionately when I noticed blood smear covering three of his teeth.It turns out he had some gingivitis and the tips of his gums (where they point) were bleeding a little and i guess at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infected.3.What we would do might not be applicable to what you should do! If a significant amount of HIV-infected blood comes into contact with mucous membranes, there is an HIV-transmission risk. Consequently, a course of PEP may be... Read more »

NURSE need help about her occupational exposures to HIV

Thanks you doctor for taking time to read my message , i know thats you are very busy , because , not people from united- states who want your answer but all people around the world.I am a nurse from albania , i work in E .N .T service , during...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...quantitate the risk, as there are many factors to be considered, such as viral strain, viral load, quantity of blood that came into contact with your mucous membranes, etc. The level of occupational risk is not as important as just realizing that... Read more »

oral sex --- define blood in the mouth.

There seems to be good evidence that hiv is not transmitted in saliva to the insertive person in fellatio. However, in one of your replies, you say blood in mouth may be a problem. How do you define blood in the mouth and do you have any idea of the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...how much blood needs to be present in a person's mouth for there to be a risk for transmission. In general, it's best to avoid contact with a person's mouth when there is visible blood (or when there is a significant risk for blood to be present,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...breast milk from a woman who is not infected to feed their babies. Fact Sheet 611 has more information on HIV and pregnancy. Contact With Blood HIV is one of many diseases that can be transmitted by blood. Be careful if you are helping someone... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...transmitted by being scratched? Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected person? Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...HIV, there is no risk. An "undetectable viral load" (see Fact Sheet 125 ) does NOT mean "no HIV infection." If there is no contact with blood or sexual fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer... Read more »
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I will get hiv? *DELETED*

Posted by feelalive, 1 Reply
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Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...corduroy!, smaller and less prominent but noticeable on other areas, also dangerously close to the sides - OHL!!??? I tried to contact the girl that I saw that night to find out more - was told that she no longer worked there. I explained my... Read more »

Kissing a HIV- person

Posted by gordon, 9 Replies
...of you is have HIV+ and the HIV+ person has a small cut in the gums or in the mouth area. The suliva with a small potion of blood will be trasmitted, hence making the other person HIV+. Correct or not? Read more »

Taking tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Recently, I have been thinking about HIV and wondering if transmission can take place other ways. When they say blood-to-blood contact, what does that mean? I am asking because the other day, a drop of reddish color was on the outside of my... Read more »