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Probability Of Getting AIDS From Blood In Mouth

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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...up a disease. AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If you get infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection. It will make "antibodies" -- special molecules to fight HIV. A blood test for HIV looks for these antibodies. If you have them in your blood, it means that you have HIV infection. People who have the HIV antibodies are called "HIV-Positive." Fact Sheet 102 has more information on...
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HIV and the mentally disabled+donation

I have a cousin that is hiv+ and mentally disabled. He has a habit of spitting and blowing in peoples face. Today he pretended to give me a kiss, but instead he blew in my face and I felt his air enter my mouth and probably some spit. Maybe even...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...spitting or blowing in your face is essentially nonexistent. The chance that there would have been a sufficient amount of fresh blood mixed in with his spit is so remote that it's essentially nonexistent. HIV testing, while always available,... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...active, and two-thirds of STIs affect people under age 25. Many young people also use drugs and alcohol, which can increase the likelihood that they will engage in high-risk sexual behavior. For many years, there were no effective treatments for... Read more »

blood in my mouth?

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all, thanks to you for being such a helpful and honest resource. I hope you take a moment every now and again to realize how many people's lives you are benefiting by being here.After the end of a long-term relationship I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for your kind comments!Regarding hypothetical HIV transmission risk, yes, an actively bleeding cut in the mouth would increase potential HIV transmission if that area were exposed to significant amounts of HIV-infected bodily fluids.... Read more »

Had Oral Sex

What is the risk of getting AIDS if i had a mouth contact with the girl who has aids?. I just had licked her around the outside of vagina. Also i had small open wounds in my mouth.( just broken heat pimples with blood )
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...oral sex on a woman. Those cases probably involved poor oral health in the receptive partner and/or the presence of menstrual blood in the infected person. RMK Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

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scared

Posted by eeek, 1 Reply
...whether or not kissing is a risk. Does anyone have the final word on this. I kissed someone 4 1/2 weeks ago, did not notice any blood at the time but had drank way too much so somewhat unsure, also I had a pimple on my lipline which I had popped... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...infected fluid on the seat? Wouldn't I have come into contact with those fluid then, if they had been there. I don't recall ssing blood, so that may be a source of comfort. But what if she had dripped some blood accidently( sometime this happens... Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...very careless person. He does not cover up cuts and stuff. But beyond cuts, I am afraid of saliva, tears, urine and feces and blood. I mean what if he leaves something on the toilet seat and they sit in it? I know they say these fluids most... Read more »

open mouth kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can this be a new risk? i thought kissing was safe, but a woman at CDC said my mouth is just like my vagina (how'd she know?) and that this risk is REAL. local testing site said no need to test based on no risk. Read more »