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Odds Of Infection Swallowed 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
...HIV-acquisition risk remains extremely slight. There is no indication the cab driver was virally enhanced. You don't mention how much blood landed in your husband's mouth. Most likely it was only a small quantity. There are components in saliva... Read more »

BJ and swallowed

Hello Dr Bob!I'm 22 YO and I'm writing from Venezuela... I've been reading this forum for more than... Read more »

Risk from swallowing a pill dropped on dirty floor?

Dr. Frascino: What is the risk of any type of viral infection (HIV/Hepatitis) or other bacterial... Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...Usually occurs at very low CD4 cell counts (less than 100) An AIDS-defining opportunistic infection Major symptom is painful swallowing (dysphagia) Often diagnosed via gastrointestinal endoscopy Possible in anyone who has thrush and a... 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 »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...someone with a very sore or dry mouth. Rinses are held in the mouth for as long as possible and should be swilled around and then swallowed. They are used at least four times a day and continued for a few days after the symptoms have gone. The... Read more »
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Want to give blood but possible infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...didnt do anything that is risky because I just received oral sex and kissed him. But is the fact that he came on me, ate it, swallowed it, and then kissed me a risky activity? I want to give blood because I dont want to cancel, but I dont want... Read more »

oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...probably would not have wanted to use rubbersso I didnt even mention it anyway.so does any body have any advice for me,since I swallowed or had most of the climaxes in my mouth or throat am i at risk? I enjoy oral sex and swallowing for my... Read more »

swallowing infected bload

Posted by lost, 3 Replies
...now, and some sowllen glands in my neck for 3 months. this all stated after i kissed a girl and i sucked her cracked lips, i swallowed her bload, i saw the bload, so i am sure. and she was hiv positive. do u think this severe difficulty... Read more »

Worried About Infection - Thank U 4 Advice

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...However, once the fever went down, my throat became very sore and I could barely even stand to eat as there was extreme pain when I swallowed. I went to the physician who said that my throat was red before when I had the temperature, but now the... Read more »