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Should I Get Tested After Swallowed Blood

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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.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-acquisition risk remains extremely slight. There is no indication the cab driver was virally enhanced. You don't mention how much blood landed in your husband's mouth. Most likely it was only a small quantity. There are components in saliva... Read more »

Swallowed Blood

Dr.Very Quick question. Yesterday I shook hands with some co-workers. As I walked across the... Read more »

Atripla

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Systemic Candidiasis

...someone with a very sore or dry mouth. Rinses are held in the mouth for as long as possible and should be swilled around and then swallowed. They are used at least four times a day and continued for a few days after the symptoms have gone. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Etravirine (Intelence)

...problems. What Are the Side Effects? When you start any ART, you may have temporary side effects such as headaches, high blood pressure, or just feeling ill. These side effects usually get better or disappear over time. The most common side... Read more »
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Intelence

...blisters, oral lesions, conjunctivitis, facial edema [swelling], hepatitis, and eosinophilia [increased levels of the white blood cell eosinophil, a sign of an allergic reaction])." In addition, levels of liver enzymes called transaminases should... Read more »
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HIV Transmission

...HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk ... Read more »
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Want to give blood but possible infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...didnt do anything that is risky because I just received oral sex and kissed him. But is the fact that he came on me, ate it, swallowed it, and then kissed me a risky activity? I want to give blood because I dont want to cancel, but I dont want... Read more »

Black Spot on Tongue?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...black spot on my tongue. I don't recall biting down on it and its a about 1-2cm wide (not huge). It kinda looks like a broken blood vessel -- it doesn't appear to be raised. I've never had anything like this before. I enjoy sucking cock and... Read more »

need help - I bit him

Posted by justonce, 1 Reply
...partner. We don't take any chances (no intercourse at all). We were engaged in safe activites when I bit him on the nipple and swallowed a couple drops of blood. My question is about transmission given he is well controlled, usually undetectable... Read more »

8 week NEG

Posted by Anonymous
...how accurate this result is. My exposure was, I fingered a guy and then rimmed him. While I was rimming him I swallowed some blood. I cut him while I was fingering him and did not notice. About 7 days later I noticed that my tonsil had... Read more »