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Risks Of Contracting HIV From Biting

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HIV risk from dog bite same as needle stick?

This question is a bit strange but it makes sence. Can a person get HIV from a dogs bite after it bite an HIV+ person the day before? I have a puppy, just got him 6 months ago. He loves to teeth and sometimes he gets a little wild and teeths on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a chunk out of an HIVer the day before. HIV does not survive outside the human body. So enjoy Baby Cujo and teach him not to bite before he grows up to be the size of Chewbacca and chews your bacca off!You can read more about HIV transmission in... Read more »

Urgent: Dog bit my aunt after biting my AIDS worker

Dear Dr. Bob, hello, i have one dog bit my aunt. before he bit my aunt,he was biting my worker... Read more »

The Staple said 'Bite me'.

Hi!..actually, the staple was the one that bit me, not the other way around. Went to grab a package... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...There have been other rare reports in the medical literature in which HIV appeared to have been transmitted by a human bite. Biting is not a common way of transmitting HIV, in fact, there are numerous reports of bites that did not result in HIV... Read more »
The Michigan Messenger

Michigan Lawmakers Decry Case Charging HIV-Positive Man With Terrorism for Biting

...transfer [it]." A number of HIV experts have stepped up to say that it is a near impossibility to spread HIV through a human bite, and that this case perpetuates the stigma against HIV-positive individuals. State Rep. Mark Meadows, who chairs... Read more »
The Body

Three Reasons Why Criminalizing HIV Is So Wrong

...means that when people who are HIV positive perform an unprotected sex act, or try to expose another person to the virus by biting, spitting or purposely cutting themselves, they should be given the harshest punishment by law. For some, this... Read more »
The Body

What Is the Craziest Myth You've Heard About HIV/AIDS?

...Robinson X, National AIDS Awareness Poets The craziest myth I ever heard about HIV is that you can get it from mosquito bites.    Joe Hammoud, Youth Coalition , Beirut, Lebanon The weirdest myth I've heard about HIV is that... Read more »
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Human Bite and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...scratched on them and are fine now. Now I am concerned because my doctor missed those marks the first time I went to her when the bite was fresh. I would like to mention here that those marks are extremely small and you really have to watch very... 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? Read more »

question about bites

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I got bit by a random person the other night out of nowhere. It was in a bar and it drew blood. I have no idea if this person is infected but what are the chances of infection? Infection of any disease for that matter? Read more »

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 Read more »