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Swallowing Blood And Negative HIV Test

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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
...clearly worried, I'd suggest your husband get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. The results will most likely be negative, but this may be the best way to de-stress.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

BJ and swallowed

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...swab: Non-reactive 8th week post exposure:w/HIV DNA PCR W/ ABS TO HIV 1/2: NON-REACTIVE <1.OO, PT SPECIMEN TO THE NEGATIVE CUTOFF. 9TH week post exposure:w/oraquick swab: Non-reactive Read more »

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Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test for antibodies? Wouldn't this shorten the 3 month window period? Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...GET HEADACHS, LOW GRADE FEVER 99.5. THE DOCTORS CAN'T HELP ME WILL SOMEONE PLEASE HELP; I HAVE LOST 5 POUNDS FROM THIS. LAST HIV TEST JUNE 2005, IT WAS NEGATIVE. ARE THESE SIGNS OF HIV???????? MY BEST FRIEND IS HIV POSITIVE, HE SAYS HE'S NEVER... Read more »