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Should I Get Tested After Blood In Mouth

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Chance or trasmission - Blood in mouth

I was receiveing oral sex with someone who has HIV. I usually receive it then ejaculate on his stomach - never in his mouth. I noticed after receiving I had a little blood in my penis. I did not see any cuts on my penis. I was scared as shit...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your... Read more »

Blood in my mouth. Worried.

HiHere are the facts. I gave oral sex to another man about 2 weeks ago. There was no ejaculation and the episode lasted for maybe 5 minutes. His foreskin was tight i think and basically without either of us realising, about half way through some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...would be remote. So you could feel fairly confident that you were not exposed. Nonetheless, whether or not he agrees to get tested and no matter what his test result may be, I would still recommend you get a three-month HIV test just to be... Read more »

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.
...the glove was just a smear (likely to have 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... Read more »

Oral HIV Testing

Looking through a resource manual published by the Centers for Disease Control, I learned that HIV testing can be done orally by scrapping cells off of the side of a person's mouth and this process is as accurate without involving any blood. What I...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. For the answer to this question, please go to the articles area of this website, and read the posting, The New Saliva HIV Tests. This article goes into detail about these tests, and also directly answers your... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

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Difference between tests..please help me

Posted by tikigirl31, 1 Reply
...I was wondering, they say that most people develop those antibodies at 6 weeks, or that if you got tested at 6 weeks and it's negative is a good sign. Now, does it matter if it was the ELISA or the OraQuick with doing a mouth swab? Read more »

No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
...need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no symptoms,... Read more »

blood in mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Ive been taking a class on culture and illness of pain and we recently talked about HIV. I was tested two years back and negative (I had no suspicion but did it anyways). However now I find myself out of my mind wondering/worrying Read more »

Please Help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...ARS symptoms. Please give me some advice. I am married and do not want to upset my wife unnecessarily. Should I tell and be tested? Read more »