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Hiv Blood Lips
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
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
Assuming both hv cut lips & blood intact, kiss & sucking lips, tested after 6mth (3rd gen), 1.5yr (4th gen), is it 100% HIV free & can move on, tq?
Move on: If a 4th gen assay is negative at 1.5 years after potential exposure, you can safely move on with your life. ...Read more
Can HIV transmitted through kissing & sucking if both have cut or chapped lips at the point & blood intact?
Can very small blood on HIV infected persons lips infect another person through sharing same food/fork? What is the likelihood? What is fresh blood/cut
No risk: Nope. There is no risk here. Even in the improbable scenario of imperfect skin. ...Read more
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?
HOW LIKELY IS IT TO CONTRACT HIV FROM KISSING SOMEONE WHO HAD DRY BLOOD ON LIP OR EVEN A TINY DROP OF FRESH BLOOD? I DISCOVERED AFTER THE KISS
HIV Risk blood/mouth: The risk is approximately 1:1000.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I picked my chapped lips and touch it, hurts and have blood on my finger. Is that actively bleeding? Can HIV be transmitted?
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?
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?
Hiv antibody -ve at 6mth (3rd gen), 19mth (Ab/Ag), 20mth (Ab/Ag), exposure by kiss with cut lips assuming blood present, afraid infect partner?
How likely is it I contract HIV if I received unprotected oral sex from someone who has small cut with dry blood on lip is my risk high? Clear answers
If someone has HIV and has blood on their lips due to biting off their chapped lips and they drink from a water bottle and share it with a non affect person, could that person get hiv?
Yes, but: If the non-affected person has an open sore that gets exposed to the blood on the water bottle s/he could get infected. ...Read more
Making out with a girl with bloody cut lip taste blood low risk for hep and hiv? She said she doesn't have it
I had dry lips so I accidentally removed a dry skin and blood came out, 5 hours later I french kissed a random girl, Can I get hiv?
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?
Tested HIV antibody 6mth (3rd gen), 19mth (Ab/Ag), 20mth (Ab/Ag), infection through kiss with cut lips assuming blood present, afraid infect partner?
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?
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?
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
Can u get hiv from sharing hookah pipes eating utensils or kissing if hiv person has blood in mouth or on lips and u have cuts in your mouth or lips?
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
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
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
If someone has small amount of blood from chapped lips or in saliva and when talking to you a small amount goes in eye are the HIV risks high?
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?
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
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
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?
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