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Swallowing Blood Scared I Have 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 »

I swallowed lots of semen!

I swallowed my own semen and it's quite many!!! can I get HIV? Read more »

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Hello doctor, please help me. I am very worried and scared. I had oral sex with a sex worker on Feb... Read more »
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PPL with hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...broken condom ? and insects cant deliver the virus but say it bite someone with the virus and then flew inside your mouth and you swallowed could you get HIV from tht ? and is the 5 month mark for HIV after getting tested mean you prolly dont... Read more »

Scared because of blood on food

Posted by overthetop, 3 Replies
...Is it possible to get hiv if you eat food that has wet hiv+ blood on it? Read more »

Swallowing fear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...just a feeling on general malaise. At this point (2.5 weeks after possible exposure) I am still having these symptoms and am scared that it is seroconversion. I know they say that oral sex is low risk but because i swallowed and becuase my throat... Read more »

I am very scared. Someone please help.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone. I am a 22 year old female who is very scared. About 3 months ago I was kissing my new boyfriend while at a stop light in his car. Someone rear-ended us and I bit his lip. Read more »