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Can invisible drop of hiv+ blood on somebody lips infect you through mouth if you use same fork?

Can invisible drop of hiv+ blood on somebody lips infect you through mouth if you use same fork?

No: Invisible blood drops, on a shared fork? HIV simply is not transmitted in the casual setting. During the bad old days when there was no effective treatment, family members simply did not infect one another except by sexual contact. You can't go through life with these thoughts. If this is really troubling you, a psychiatrist or other mental health professional may be able to help you. Be brave. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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Can HIV transmitted through kissing & sucking if both have cut or chapped lips at the point & blood intact?

Can HIV transmitted through kissing & sucking if both have cut or chapped lips at the point & blood intact?

HIV: Is transmitted through body fluids-blood mainly, and not saliva, so only as described, if open sores/bleeding is present and blood transfer occurs, than HIV could be transmitted. ...Read more

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With chappd lips I kiss a girl. Licked my lips n find out I cn feel d blood of my chaped lips. What if she's hiv positve? Any risk?

With chappd lips I kiss a girl. Licked my lips n find out I cn feel d blood of my chaped lips. What if she's hiv positve? Any risk?

No risk: Unless she is an injection drug user, sex worker, or otherewise at special risk, it is unlkely she has HIV. Even if she does, nobody has ever been known to be infected by kissing, regardless of chapped lips, bleeding, etc. This is not something to be worried about. ...Read more

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I bit my lip too hard and accidently swallowed some blood? How likely am I to contract HIV this way?

I bit my lip too hard and accidently swallowed some blood? How likely am I to contract HIV this way?

Confused: You are confused I think. If you have hiv, it doesn't matter if you swallow your own blood. If you have HIV and someone bit your lip them swallowed your blood, they could theoretically get hiv. But if you don't have HIV already, swallowing your blood has no bearing in contraction of the virus. ...Read more

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How likely is it I contract HIV if I received unprotected oral sex from someone who has an small cut with dry blood on lip is my risk high?

How likely is it I contract HIV if I received unprotected oral sex from someone who has an small cut with dry blood on lip is my risk high?

Its relative: Certainly more likely than same situation with an HIV negative individual and less likely than rectal intercourse or sharing needles. Most importantly it is possible and there is no reason to put yourself at risk. You can use condoms for oral sex too. ...Read more

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What's the chances of contracting HIV if I kissed a small drop of blood or received oral sex from someone with a small drop of blood on lip?

What's the chances of contracting HIV if I kissed a small drop of blood or received oral sex from someone with a small drop of blood on lip?

Unless you: Have a bleeding wound or an open sore contacting this small drop of blood you do not get it. Blood to blood contact is one way the virus is transmitted. ...Read more

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Making out with a girl with bloody cut lip taste blood low risk for hep and hiv? She said she doesn't have it

Making out with a girl with bloody cut lip taste blood low risk for hep and hiv? She said she doesn't have it

HIV risk: If she doesn't have HIV or Hepatitis, then there is no risk and if she does, then there is low but not no risk unless you also has an open wound on your lips or oral mucosa. If you are suspicious, get tested. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from making out with cuts on lips? Not inside the mouth. How much blood is needed to transmit on lips? What about chapped lips?

Can you get HIV from making out with cuts on lips? Not inside the mouth. How much blood is needed to transmit on lips? What about chapped lips?

Stop worrying: Chapped lips aren't actively bleeding. They are sealed with fibrin and platelets. You're not going to have virally-infected blood enter your system that way. ...Read more

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Tested HIV antibody 6mth (3rd gen), 19mth (Ab/Ag), 20mth (Ab/Ag), infection through kiss with cut lips assuming blood present, afraid infect partner?

Tested HIV antibody 6mth (3rd gen), 19mth (Ab/Ag), 20mth (Ab/Ag), infection through kiss with cut lips assuming blood present, afraid infect partner?

Possible: Are the test positive or negative? If you are not infected then you will not transmit the virus. If negative after 19 months of exposure then HIV was unlikely transmitted with that particular exposure ...Read more

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I talked to a homeless man who spitted when he talked. I had crack lips and a bit of blood. He might have HIV, could I get HIV if he's spit got on me?

I talked to a homeless man who spitted when he talked. I had crack lips and a bit of blood. He might have HIV, could I get HIV if he's spit got on me?

No worries: HIV is not transmitted by saliva, even with blood. Saliva kills HIV, which is one of the reasons kissing and oral sex carry little or no risk. Also, the frequency of HIV is no higher in homeless persons than anyone else. So don't worry about it! ...Read more

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Cracked Lips, when I started eating my lips started bleeding, got about 4 small drips of blood on burrito, I'm scared for aids. I am not HIV positive?

Cracked Lips, when I started eating my lips started bleeding, got about 4 small drips of blood on burrito, I'm scared for aids. I am not HIV positive?

Will not cause HIV: What you described does not put you at any risk of HIV. Use lip balm available over the counter. Just to be safe, take a multivitamin daily, in case the lip dryness is due to vitamin B deficiency. ...Read more

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So kissing a girl that has a bloody cut on her lip does that put a great risk for me to get HIV an hep if I can taste blood? Or a very low risk

So kissing a girl that has a bloody cut on her lip does that put a great risk for me to get HIV an hep if I can taste blood? Or a very low risk

"very low risk": The question being asked is "great risk" or "very low risk", with a typical girl. The CDC says that in 2010, there were ~2000 new cases of HIV in the U.S. in young women. If that happens year after year, we could end up with over 20-30, 000 young women in the U.S. with HIV. There are about 35 million young women in the U.S., which means better than 999 out of 1000 young women DON'T have HIV. ...Read more

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Bit my lip, broken skin & trace bleeding. Risk of blood-borne disease (HIV, hep, etc.) transmission to/from partner in deep kissing?

Bit my lip, broken skin & trace bleeding. Risk of blood-borne disease (HIV, hep, etc.) transmission to/from partner in deep kissing?

A small risk: Yes there would be a small risk. You should have testing if there is a concern the partner has these infections. ...Read more

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Is lips cut a mean of HIV transmission since it was tiny blood vessel not from the main vessel If so will it delay the window period from this infect?

Cut lip issue: Any break in the protective barrier provided by skin or mucous membrane can act as a pathway for transmission of a blood-borne illness such as HIV. However, it is unlikely that the "window period" you mention would be delayed or lengthened by this location. The usually rule of thumb holds true--it can take up to 6 months for infection to appear. I would discuss this with your primary physician. ...Read more

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What blood test is needed to test for hiv, herpes, hepitites? I have herpes on the lip but how can I find out for sure I don't have genital?

What blood test is needed to test for hiv, herpes, hepitites? I have herpes on the lip but how can I find out for sure I don't have genital?

STD testing: These common infections are easily tested. There are antibody tests for each of these viruses. There are more fancy tests if there is anything acute going on. But you can get tested at any std clinic, any family clinic or even at your obgyn. If you do not have insurance the std clinic may be easier or even planned parenthood can do this testing for you. ...Read more

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My friend has hiv, I wore his cap, I noticed that his cap has some fresh blood in it when I wear, I also has some wounds (fresh) on my head, can I get hiv?

My friend has hiv, I wore his cap, I noticed that his cap has some fresh blood in it when I wear, I also has some wounds (fresh) on my head, can I get hiv?

Possibly: Although very improbable, fresh blood from an hiv+ person applied to an open wound of an hiv-negative person could theoretically cause infection in the latter. If this has occurred would suggest that you see an HIV specialist and be tested at standard intervals. ...Read more

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Can HIV be contracted by having someone's blood in your mouth?

Can HIV be contracted by having someone's blood in your mouth?

Possibly: Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an hiv-infected person can transmit hiv. These specific fluids must come in contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into the blood-stream (from a needle or syringe) for transmission to possibly occur.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/resources/qa/transmission. Htm. ...Read more

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I kissed a guy and I had a wound he didn't have blood in his mouth should I get checked for hiv?

I kissed a guy and I had a wound he didn't have blood in his mouth should I get checked for hiv?

Not likely: Hiv can be transmitted by saliva, so if you know the person you kissed was hiv+ you could conceivably be infected. I presume your wound was in your mouth, otherwise there seems even less risk. The risks, even with an open mouth wound, are minimal for just a kiss, however. Whether to get tested depends on your degree of worry about this. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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A month ago I kissed someone I had a little wound he didn't have blood in his mouth or either did I should I get checked/ I'm I at risk for hiv?

A month ago I kissed someone I had a little wound he didn't have blood in his mouth or either did I should I get checked/ I'm I at risk for hiv?

No HIV risk: Nope. There is now thirty years of evidence that, regardless of the condition of the lip, kissing does not have any risk for HIV transmission. You did not contract hiv. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more