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Swelling in jaw. Slight yellow tongue some mornings. Inflamed taste buds. Loose stool sometimes. Neck felt swollen small pain when drinking liquids. HIV?
Otolaryngologist: These symptoms are nondiagnostic. In view of the presence of jaw swelling, I recommend an evaluation by a otolaryngologist and any appropriate tests or referral to other specialists will be ordered. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Hello, I took a sip of coconut water from the same bottle and drink of an HIV positive person. They were drinking it before and after me. Am I at risk?
No, you're not!: Hiv is an infection caused by a virus, and spread between people by blood contact, like by sharing needles or having sex without protection. It doesn't spread from sharing cups or eating utensils, or using the same towel. You have to get the person's blood in contact with your blood. So don't worry! I hope that helps! ...Read more
Wonder if there was blood inside drinking straw, can hiv virus live inside it or its like a used needle? Air enters hard inside? İf have cut smthng Thx
I carelessly share drinking straw with HIV+ person. A mouth ulcer stay with me. Any possible be infected if the straw was contaminated by saliva?
Visit your PCP: I would advise you to have the ulcer examined by a primary care physician to help you with a diagnosis, treatment or referral to ENT. ...Read more
No: You have to do a lot more than drink after them. ...Read more
Maybe: It depends on the degree to which a persons immune system is suppressed & if active liver disease is present (ie. Active hepatits b or c). It also depends on if the hiv+ person is taking HIV medication. Many HIV medicines interact with the liver & excessive drinking could interfer with these therapies. Always report your drinking habits with your doctor. Excessive alcohol intake is never healthy. ...Read more
WOW!: This is the wildest question I have ever been asked in 30 years. It would not be safe to drink HIV positive blood. The virus can be absorbed through your mucous membranes basically your mouth, tiny openings in the gums that brushing the teeth may bring. I don't know about absorption from the gut. I would also think you would feel sick after drinking blood and likely vomit. ...Read more
Can you get HIV from drinking coffee that had hiv+ blood/ semen in it without your knowledge? Is that possible?
Highly unlikely: Highly unlikely but why would someone do that? ...Read more
Can you catch HIV from drinking out of someone else's bottle that might have had blood on a bottle top? Tongue may have been burnt.
Interesting: Based on your description of exposure, almost certainly not. HIV is a blood-borne disease and generally requires direct blood to blood contact. Saliva to saliva is not generally a recognized mode of transmission. That being said if you are aware of someone having HIV, you should probably take all due precautions. Hope this put your mind at ease and helps you stay healthy in the future. Be well. ...Read more
Can you get HIV by drinking out of someone else's water bottle that might have had blood on the bottle top? Spat it out 1-2 mins later.
Is it possible to become infected with HIV, after drinking water from a bottle of risky person, I did not see inside have residues of blood?
Absolutely not: You could as easily get pregnant that way. Willie, these fears are not appropriate for a grown man living in 2015. Even salmonella and shigella (which are water-borne) and Epstein-Barr and CMV (which are saliva-borne) are very unlikely to travel via a shared bottle. In the old days without treatment for HIV, family members sharing bottles and more never infected each other except by sex. ...Read more
Hellosorry my englsh, if I drank hiv+ person's drink coke with coke straw if there was a blood inside coke or straw andif I had sore cut wound anyrisk?
HIV from drinking out of someone else's water bottle that might have had blood on the bottle top if tongue was burnt? Did spit water out after.
Why will you do it:
What you are asking does not make any sense. HIV infected virus.There is a theoretical risk that if you have a sore or a break in the mucous membrane of your mouth or throat or esophagus or stomach. If there is virus from the blood, it can get into your blood stream a and cause HIV. But chances of it are not much, but possible
So if you know there is HIV positive blood then throw it away ...Read more
HIV is hard to get: Nope. There is zero risk. And that answer is 100% sincere and accurate. Hiv is not transmitted casually. It does not survive on 'objects' if it is present. It is not caught from saliva or from kissing. In the whole world there is no reported case of HIV transmission through casual contact. ...Read more
Other ways to get OHL besides HIV? Cause I don't smoke or drink and my partner in question is HIV Negative. What should I do? What could it be?
Almost always HIV: Caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and occurs in persons who are immunocompromised. OHL usually arises secondary to HIV/AIDS. Its a rare event to have OHL associated with any other type of immunosuppressed state unless we are talking organ transplant because they are taking meds that suppress. Its even more rare to have a totally healthy person develop OHL. Have your partner get retested. ...Read more
No: This is as unrealistic as the idea that one could become pregnant this way. Please forgive my frankness. Family members not sharing the most intimate contact don't infect one another -- we leaned that through the bad years. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can you get HIV if you drink a few drops of blood from someone who's infected? Should I get tested just in case?
Very low: Unless you had open sores in your mouth. If it will reassure you, then get tested. In future, drinking blood of another person is not a good idea. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
If blood is added to soda and I drink it within 3 seconds from the time blood is added can HIV be transmitted, does ingestion of blood transmits hiv?
Can I get HIV by using the restroom or drinking or smoking or showering in the same shower or sleeping in the same house?
No: In a word no. There has to be blood to blood transfer. ...Read more
No: Please forgive me if your question leaves me puzzled and skeptical. Thankfully, oral ingestion turns out to be an extremely ineffective way of transmitting the virus. If you have obsessive thoughts that people are sneaking infectious blood into your food and drink, you need to talk about this with your personal physician. Our minds can play cruel tricks on us, and this can be treated. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more