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Swallowed Blood Should I Get Test For AIDS

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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 »

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... Read more »
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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

Children and HIV

...infected than children of other races. Most children with HIV were born to mothers with HIV. Others got a transfusion of infected blood. In the developed world, blood for transfusions is screened and most pregnant women are taking ARVs. See ... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...growth of blood vessels) May be swelling around lesion (lymphedema) Oral cavity (inside of mouth): Trouble eating and swallowing Gastrointestinal tract: Diarrhea Cramping Bleeding Lungs: Breathing problems Bad cough ... 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 »
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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 »

have hope now

Posted by tuffnftl, 4 Replies
...in jan 06 tested positive for hiv and kinda thought things were over, started meds in late feb kaletra and combivir, just had blood done and cd4 went from 303 up to 570 and vital load from 65,000 to 3,000, a bit ruff on the stomach are these... Read more »

oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...probably would not have wanted to use rubbersso I didnt even mention it anyway.so does any body have any advice for me,since I swallowed or had most of the climaxes in my mouth or throat am i at risk? I enjoy oral sex and swallowing for my... Read more »

i'm not sure if i did the right thing

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am with a new partner for six months now, and he's HIV+. These last couple of weeks, I have been swallowing his cum. So far, I've done it maybe 2-3 times. My partner didn't make me do it. I know that I made the... Read more »