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Swallowing Blood Risks

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Swallowing Blood

I recently deep kissed with someone, she had an open wound in her gums and she bleed. i'm afraid i swallowed some of that blood.Is there a risk of getting HIV these way?Thanks...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Unlikely. If you have not had an HIV test in the past year you could use this as an excuse to do so now and again in a few weeks. But, risk is really very low.DW... Read more »

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AIDS Survival Project

Search for a Cure: Don't Swallow: A Look at the Risks of Oral Sex

Beth Dillon of the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) most recent work focuses on determining the risk of oral sex transmission of HIV. But Beth was surprised this issue made front-page news. Her findings are far from the irresponsible headline... Read more »
TheBody.com

Do You Swallow? (Not What We Typically Have in Mind!)

I will always remember that I was diagnosed as HIV positive on Oct. 4, 2012. Oddly enough, the question of whether or not I would go on medication wasn't really that big of a deal. Officially, at that time, there were still restrictions about when I... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Blacks No Longer Considered High-Risk Blood Donors

A new risk assessment model for blood donations that "does not use race as an indicator of blood safety" was unveiled Thursday by South Africa's National Blood Service. In December, controversy erupted when the service acknowledged that race was a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: National Health Service Ban on "High-Risk" Gay Men Donating Blood to Be Reviewed

Britain's longstanding lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men (MSM), a policy condemned as irrational by advocates, will be reviewed today in a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs. The... Read more »
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Swallowing Cum

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
High risk or low risk? I am gay and have a lover who is married and we have been having an affair for a little over 2 years and he uses a condom for anal but now I have started swallowing his cum during oral sex. 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..
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swallowing infected bload

Posted by lost, 3 Replies
i ve been experiencing difficulty in swallowing for 2 months now, i don't have a sore throat at all, i am not sick, i feel very healthy, i only have this problem i feel like someone is pushing on my neck.
i also have sollen tonsil for 3 months now,... Read more »

Swallowing fear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I had an ecounter with a guy a couple of weeks ago I performed oral on him and he ejaculated in my mouth, stupid i know. Anyway about a week later i started having a crampy stomach and diarrhea. Then at about 2 weeks past possible exposure I had... Read more »