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HIV infection after tooth extraction?

I had a tooth pull out, two hours later, I ate and drank water in a restaurant. If an HIV+ drank before in the same glass, probably in the afternoon, is it possible I got infected?
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replied November 27th, 2011
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Hi,
No chance to get HIV this way.
The HIV is very sensitive and fragile virus, cannot survive outside of the body. Also, there is not enough virus in the mouth so if an HIV positive person kiss you, you don`t get the virus.
So do not worry.
Nick
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replied November 27th, 2011
Even though I had a big big wound in my mouth?
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replied November 27th, 2011
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Hi there,
Since you had no oral sex with your big wound in your mouth, just a glass of water, you are fine.
Believe me, HIV cannot survive outside of the body except in needles and syringes, but you did not use intravenous drugs.
I suggest you to check out the fact sheet of HIV on the CDC website.
If you still think that you can be infected this way, you rather need a psychiatry evaluation than a HIV test.
If you have any question feel free to ask.
With regards,
Nick
PS. What I wrote is based on my studies from a medical school.
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replied November 27th, 2011
Thanks, I know my problem has to do with anxiety and an irregular phobia... I made the decision of having the PCR test, is that accurate?
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replied November 27th, 2011
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Hi,
I really want to highlight you that there is no way to get HIV drinking that glass of water.
The problem with the PCR test: that is not 100% sure. That is just very close to 100% (95% as I get the info from the LabCorp) and to get the best answer the test must be done, as I know, 21 days after exposure. But in your case: there was no exposure!
Find a therapist and you will have a happier life!
Nick
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replied November 27th, 2011
Thanks for your answer, but as I know myself, I just thought, let's wait, if I'm lucky, that's exclellent, if unlucky, I choose, SADNESS or GOING ON. IN this decade it ain't as hard as it was in the 80s and 90s, so thanks for your advice, but Psychologist and Therapist, and even Naturist and Homeophathy Doctors can't fight my mind, I have already tried.
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replied November 27th, 2011
I mean, I'll wait for the right time to have the tests.
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replied December 28th, 2011
Hi, I made a CMIA (chemiluminiscence microparticle test), the people in the lab told me it's reliable and conclusive after 2 months. The result was negative; they say, you need no more tests, this means you are negative, we use the last techonology. So, now I can be relaxed. ... What do you think about it?
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replied December 30th, 2011
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Hi,
I can agree. You can relax and look forward to the next year. Smile
Happy New Year!
With best wishes,
Nick from CA
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replied December 31st, 2011
I took a CMIA two months after the suppossed exposure. NEGATIVE. =)
Moreover, I have another question. Someone hurt my ear with her teeth. I had a pimple on it; I immediately dried the minute saliva after the touch and washed the area... I had no wound, but a tiny pimple. Any risk this way?
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replied December 31st, 2011
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Hi there,
You should memorize the following thing about HIV:
HIV cannot be transmitted by saliva. (HIV is not like rabies or flu.)
HIV can be transmitted by:
1. Unprotected sex
2. Blood (mostly by shared needles)
3. Under the pregnancy from the mother to the baby and by breast feeding.
I hope I`m clear.
Happy New Year!
Nick
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replied December 31st, 2011
So, I just 'kick out the cockroaches out my head'? (in my country the literal expression means FORGET A WRONG IDEA. Thanks, and excuse me, my doubt was about the fact that saliva can carry the virus, but how can't it infect if it has the virus. Finally, to close, isn't a pimple considered broken or damaged skin? THanks again for clarifying my doubts.
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