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Fungal Infections

...these symptoms. (Bacterial, not cryptococcal, meningitis causes a stiff neck.) Diagnosis: Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to gather a specimen of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the fluid that surrounds the brain and spine Blood tests will usually show a high level of serum cryptococcal antigen Treatment: In most cases, a two-week regimen of intravenous amphotericin B and 5-flucytosine is used Afterwards, fluconazole is used for...
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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.

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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 »

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
...is no proof that it will prevent the transmission of HIV.) Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact with blood. Take care of your mouth. The likelihood of oral HIV transmission increases if you have bleeding gums, ulcers,... Read more »

Swallowed Blood

Dr.Very Quick question. Yesterday I shook hands with some co-workers. As I walked across the parking lot to my vehicle, I noticed a couple drops of blood on my finger. Thinking I maybe had a cut on my finger, I really quick sucked the blood off...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »

$100 question! (MOSQUITO, 2009)

please i know qtnd, but i need to hear you tell me for my own story. I'm terribly worried and willing to offer $100 for your guidance! I went into a public restroom, and sat on the toilet (i'm female) without a seat cover. as i got up i noticed i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...mosquito. Here is a quote from another website http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~insects/mosfaq.htm "If the mosquito takes a partial blood meal from an HIV positive person and resumes feeding on a non-infected individual, insufficient particles are... Read more »
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...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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Systemic Candidiasis

...affecting up to 1 in 5 people with AIDS. It often occurs together with thrush. Symptoms include chest pain, nausea and pain when swallowing. The esophagus may become partly blocked by coatings and spots that build up. In rare cases, bad ulcers... Read more »
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... 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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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...with AIDS include * Coughing and shortness of breath * Seizures and lack of coordination * Difficult or painful swallowing * Mental symptoms such as confusion and forgetfulness * Severe and persistent diarrhea * Fever ... Read more »

swallowing

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
...Oral sex..if I was to "swallow" does that put me at risk for Hiv?? Thanks all.. Sf Read more »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning Read more »

I am so stupid

Posted by IanW, 3 Replies
...him again. but only latly i have found lots of spots and a rash around my anal area and i was sleepy but i had vitimins and a blood test and the doctor said i was clear of everything but it was only a blood count i dont know if he meant aids to.... Read more »