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Risk Of Hiv Transmission Via Human Bite

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transmission of hiv from a human bite

dear docter on dec 5th 2012 i had sex with a prostitue working in a brothel while having an intercourse the lady bit me on the neck leaving a dark scar and im pretty sure that there was no bleeding but im not sure whether she had blood in her mouth...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,Getting HIV from your experience is not possible. There needs to be an open area for HIV to enter into your body. Since the skin was not broken there was no way for HIV to enter. Also getting HIV through a bite is a very low risk. It is not... Read more »

human bite (HUMAN BITE 2010)

About 1 month I got bitten by my assitant and he is hiv positive, my finger only bled due to me... Read more »

I'm HIV+ and an infant bit my face, risky for the infant? (HUMAN BITE, 2010)

Hello Dr. Bob,Although I am well educated on HIV risk and transmission, a recent incident has me... Read more »
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Sexual Mixing Patterns and Partner Characteristics of Black MSM in Massachusetts at Increased Risk for HIV Infection and Transmission

In the current study, the researchers note that black men who have sex with men are at increased risk of HIV infection compared with other MSM. To explore possible reasons for this, the authors investigated sexual mixing patterns, partner... Read more »
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Human Bite and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I had a bizzare experience. On September 15, 2004, I met a girl for the first time. We were having some conversation inside my car. All of a sudden she licked me a couple of times on my neck and bit me pretty hard on my right arm and made a pink... Read more »

human bite

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Apr;20(4):349-50. Related Articles, Links


HIV type 1 transmission by human bite.

Andreo SM, Barra LA, Costa LJ, Sucupira MC, Souza IE, Diaz RS.

Retrovirology Laboratory, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo,... Read more »

Love Bites and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can sucking on skin to produce Love Bites transmit HIV? Can the skin break by merely sucking hard on them?



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Biting and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ok... I know the sensible thing to do if you have any concerns about HIV is to get tested but I am not sure if I am over reacting or if I have cause for concern... I was kissing a guy whos HIV status I am unaware of and I bit his lip and I believe a... Read more »