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Risk Of Blood In Mouth

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Am I at risk? blood/mouth contact in lab

I work in a lab. While working with a tube of hiv + blood, I felt something stinging my tongue. My instant reaction was to pull my hand to my mouth. I still had gloves on but there was some blood on the glove. I immediately tasted the blood and...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...dried) or a more substantial amount. But informing your supervisor and undergoing testing is appropriate. I would describe your risk as low, depending on the amount of blood that was on the glove, but there is some risk. I've never heard of... Read more »

hiv - kissing and biting

Dear Dr. McGowan,I would like to ask you if I should be terrified as I am since one week ago I was... Read more »

Ambivalent information on risk via open mouth kissing

Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you are well.I just want to note the numerous, ambivalent and highly... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...done to assess the risk of HIV infection from specific types of exposure to HIV. These calculations only give a general idea of risk. They can tell you which activities carry a higher or lower risk. They cannot tell you if you have been infected.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
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scared. PLEASE answer

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...today at lunch, i got some corn nuts out of the vending machine and ate them from my palm. what would be the risk if: 1. hiv + blood was on the corn packet, got on my hand then on the corn nuts, and in my mouth? 2. what would would be Read more »

receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...or blood in her mouth nore on my penis after the incident but I was wondering even if some of those were present how much at risk would I be? how long should I wait to get tested. thank you guys for your help. Read more »

Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If a ball had blood on it for like a second and hit you in the mouth is that a risk for hiv? Read more »

Fingering a Risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...gotten HIV through my moouth this way. I chose not to tell my wife because of what I assume is low risk.. much lower than the risk of telling at this point... but the guilt is killing me. Am I (and how her) at risk? Please respond Read more »