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hello..my 17 month old daughter kept a cotton ball with blood in the mouth outside hosp...it had dried blood on it...I m worried what should I do??can she b infected with hiv??
Hi, and thanks for your question. We really don’t see HIV transmitted this way. HIV does not live outside of the body on surfaces or objects. Even if there was HIV-infected blood on the cotton ball, the virus would die within a few seconds and would not be able to infect an individual. From what you’ve described, there is no risk of HIV to your daughter. If you are concerned you could always... Read Full Answer
Does underwear protects against the HIV virus? I mean, if there some fluid (semen or blood) get contact to my pants and later this wet pants material get contact with my bleeding anus, is it any risk that virus leave pants and go straight to my blood stream?
Hi, and thanks for your question As far as we know, there has never been an incidence of HIV spread this way. HIV does not live outside of the body on surfaces or clothing. Even if there was HIV-infected blood on clothing, the virus would die within a few seconds and would not be able to infect another person. Our HIV and AIDS page as well as our STIs at a Glance chart can be useful in... Read Full Answer
Is there any risk of HIV transmission during visit at dentist. The doctor used new gloves, but there was a lamp with blood residue probably from previous patient. Can blood taken from lamp be transferred to my mouth and result in HIV infection?
Hi, and thanks for your question As far as we know, there has never been an incidence of HIV spread this way. HIV does not live outside of the body on surface. Even if there was HIV-infected blood on a surface, the virus would die within a few seconds and would not be able to infect another person. From what you’ve told me, there is no HIV risk to you from this dental visit Our HIV and AIDS... Read Full Answer
I went to a escort girl two days ago ,she was suffering from cold,had noticed swollen lymph node on her neck as well ,I went there for cuddling only ,I don’t had any kind of sex ,no kissing no oral ,am I at risk of acquiring hiv I had very little cut on my finger and I am not sure if she had scratched me or not and I don’t think she was bleeding ,Is it possible to get virus through air or not or through nail scratches should I get tested ?
Hi, and thanks for your question HIV is not spread through air or through nail scratches. It is spread through blood and body fluids (semen, vaginal fluid and breastmilk). Therefore with what you have told me about your encounter, you are not at risk of HIV. Our Know Your Chances charts can be really helpful in seeing how infections are spread and the chances for each partner Let us know if... Read Full Answer
According to many sources it is possible for a man receiving oral to contract chlamydia or gonorrhea. But how can that happen since a) both STIs are fluid-borne and b) neither Chlamydia Trachomatis nor Neisseria Gonorrhoeae are present in saliva or blood* (the only secretions that may come out of a mouth during oral)? * According to your “STIs at a glance” chart, the bacteria causing these two STIs are only present in semen, vaginal fluids and rectal fluids.
Hi, and thanks for your question. You are right that chlamydia and gonorrhea are not present in saliva or blood and are therefore not passed this way. However, it is possible for gonorrhea and less commonly chlamydia to grow in a person’s throat. If an individual gives oral sex to a person with a penis which happens to have either gonorrhea or chlamydia, that infection can be passed via the... Read Full Answer