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Risks Of Contracting HIV From Swallowing Blood

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Swallowing blood/saliva

Is it possible to contract HIV by sawllowing blood and or saliva? When you have no sores or open wounds inside your mouth....
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
You ask an interesting question that should be separated into two separate queries:Is it possible to contract HIV by swallowing saliva? The answer to this question is no. This is why casual contact, such as sharing food utensils and glasses or deep... Read more »

HIV Infection via swallowing blood?

Dear Dr. Bob,My husband and I are aid workers in Tanzania, where the prevalence of AIDS is greater... Read more »

Risk of contracting HIV

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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
I have a question. I noticed I had some blood looking spots on my sleeve, after I wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't... Read more »