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Swallowed Blood And Possible HIV Exposure

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...is still possible for health care workers who take PEP to get HIV infection. Other Exposure In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposures that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom breaks during sex, or if they share needles for injecting drugs. Infants can be exposed if they drink...
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BJ and swallowed

Hello Dr Bob!I'm 22 YO and I'm writing from Venezuela... I've been reading this forum for more than one year.My question is... Through this year... I performed oral sex to 3 friends... they cummed in my mouth and I swallowed on the three separated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that would create abrasions or cuts in your mouth before performing oral sex. Use mouthwash or a breath mint instead. Avoid swallowing pre-cum, semen, or vaginal fluids. Use latex condoms for oral sex on a man (try the unlubricated, flavored... Read more »

eye splash exposure with HIV and hepatitis infected blood

I had an exposure to blood from a pt who was both HIV positive and Hepatitis C positive blood. He was receiving continuous dialysis and his blood splashed into my face and both eyes during a flush. I immediately washed my face and flushed out both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV indicate the average risk for HIV transmission after a mucous membrane exposure is approximately 0.09%. Your transmission risk is... 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 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 »

What should I expect from post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medication?

Hi everyone, I'm very new to this so please bare with me. As yet I've not had a positive test, but I have had a possible exposure to the the hiv virus.I've acted quickly and my doctor has prescribed post exposure prophylaxis medication, which I'm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'm glad you acted quickly following your HIV exposure. And assuming that exposure was significant, I'm also glad your doctor prescribed PEP. However, I'm not so glad that he didn't Read more »
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The Well Project

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 »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...you perform oral sex without a condom, finish up with your hand, or spit semen out and rinse with a dental wash rather than swallowing. Dental dams are squares made from latex. Put some water- or silicone-based lube on one side of the dental dam... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
Project Inform

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 »
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Comments on exposure ...?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 2 Replies
...related similar symptoms and drawn out recoveries. If there was pre-cum but it was not noticed how does this change possible hiv exposure. Are bi- weekly tests recommended up to the 12 week mark ..? Read more »

Please help me, i am DESPERATE!!!!!

Posted by snake, 2 Replies
...and bloating, i went to the doctor who prescribed me flagyl and bactrim, had a little fatigue and shortness of breath with low blood pressure and tachycardia, yesterday, but i dont know if that is a side effects of the antibiotics, very itcy... Read more »

Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
...anybody know how long hiv survives on things like this. I can't seem to find a straight answer. Also I didn't really see any blood on the scissors so it would have been a small amount. Should I test to be sure or should i let this go. By the... Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
Please can someone give me their honest opinion on whether this is a reason for me to be concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old... Read more »