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Swallowed Blood Could I Have HIV

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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 »

Thank you!! Really.

Hi Dr. Bob,Wow, thank you so much. I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...statistics. In 1992, almost 1,000 children were infected in the US. By 2008, there were 182 new infections and 41 new diagnoses of AIDS. African-American newborns are much more likely to be infected than children of other races. Most children... Read more »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

...Delavirdine is inconvenient because it is taken three times a day. It also interacts with some protease inhibitors, changing their blood levels. For these reasons it is not used much any more. There are no absolute rules about when to start ART.... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Intelence (TMC125, Etravirine)

...transcriptase, blocking the conversion of RNA into DNA. This process prevents virus replication and halts the HIV life cycle. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Etravirine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 18, 2008,... Read more »
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Want to give blood but possible infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am scheduled to give blood on Nov 30. However, on Nov 23 I was a at party and I meet up with a guy. We went back to his place and ended up kissing for a Read more »

PPL with hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My last post wasnt an insult and when i said clean i ment like HIV Negative and believe me i dont look at ppl with it like they are dirty stupid ppl i dont so dont say im insulting you when it 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 »

I hope my throat problem is anxiety not HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have been worrying sick about HIV, but I havent had any kind of sex, shared needles, or had a transfusion. My throat feels life the sides rub together when I swallow. Read more »