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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.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Noel,Your husband's HIV-acquisition risk remains extremely slight. There is no indication the cab driver was virally enhanced. You don't mention how much blood landed Read more »

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Posted by worried17, 1 Reply
...my mouth with warm water. if there was blood, there would have been either a few drops or an inch long streak. is there any risk if i swallowed? or is it all hypochondria? Read more »

Oral Sex

Posted by rickbrazil, 4 Replies
...infect someone with that. i have tried a few times to use it but it looks to weird that most part of the time i just take the risk please tell me how you deal with that... Read more »

Want to give blood but possible infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...preformed oral sex on me and jerked off onto my chest. After a little, he licked the cum off my chest and then kissed me. What type of risk is this? I know I didnt do anything that is risky because I just received oral sex and kissed him. But is... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is HIV found in saliva? If it's not then why can they test you through saliva? Read more »