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Swallowing Blood Worried 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
...small quantity. There are components in saliva that inhibit HIV. Also, stomach acid would kill the virus.Because you are clearly worried, I'd suggest your husband get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. The results will most... Read more »

Swallowed Blood

Dr.Very Quick question. Yesterday I shook hands with some co-workers. As I walked across the... 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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Worried About Infection - Thank U 4 Advice

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...of each nose soon after the bleeding started). Anyways, after reading online about the symptons of pre-HIV+, I became VERY worried. Do these symptoms sound typical of HIV? I have read that it's important to wait at least three months before... Read more »

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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 »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...person is so dear to me, like the brother I never had, yet he has this horrible disease infecting his body. The most things that worry me....he smokes, drinks, and has no insurance for doctor visits or medication. Without the right help how can... Read more »