[Question #1077] old thread continuation

51 months ago
sir, please clarify some elements of old thread
a)you said in last thread that mucous membrane  exposed to body fluids like semen , blood, vaginal fluids is very low risk of hiv transmission.so how much   amount of body fluids is required to get hiv infection??

b)how many percentage of hiv infection happens through mucous membrane ?
c)is it a rare mode of transmission ?/
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
51 months ago
Welcome back to our four. I will be answering your new question. For your information Dr. Handsfield and I have always agreed on the information we have provided the client although the words that we use for messages may be different. I have read your earlier interaction with Dr. Handsfield and agree with everything that you said.

The risk for acquiring HIV from contact with bodily fluids and secretions from an infected person with mucous membranes is very low. The quantity of bodily fluid's is not an important determinant of risk for infection. The amount of virus present in the fluids is the most important determinant of whether infection occurs or not, as well as other factors such as whether intercourse which acts to work material into the membrane occurs.  Simple contact of infections material with mope out membranes VERY rarely leads to infection.

Most HIV is transmitted thought sex.

EWH
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51 months ago
Sir,
1)This means even if large amount of hiv blood or semen is splashed to eyes , chances of hiv infection is rare..is it right??

Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
51 months ago
Correct even if a large amount of blood or semen was splashed on your eyes (how I cannot imagine), there is virtually no risk for HIV.  EWH
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51 months ago
sir
let me tell what I understood correct me if I am wrong
1)when you say mucous membrane exposure to body fluids is low risk of hiv transmission .it means hiv infection from like this events rarely or never occurs.

2)when you say amount of body fluid is not important but the amount of virus is important.this means  small or large amount doesn't matter if it contains enough virus.it can lead to hiv infection.

3)finally , hiv infection  from mucous membranes exposure are rare or never occurs, people should not be worried even if large or small,  amount of fresh blood or semen is exposed to their mucous membranes.

4)practically nobody got hiv infection from like this events??

Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
51 months ago

Your questions are repetitive and really provide little useful information to you or to others who might read this thread.  This is my third and therefore, as per Forum guidelines, final reply to this thread.  While clients may ask additional questions if they choose to open a new question, in your case I would urge you not to waste your time or money.  There will be no further repetitive answers.  This thread will be closed later today

1)when you say mucous membrane exposure to body fluids is low risk of hiv transmission .it means hiv infection from like this events rarely or never occurs.

Correct, splash exposures of the sort you have asked for rarely if ever lead to HIV infection. 

2)when you say amount of body fluid is not important but the amount of virus is important.this means  small or large amount doesn't matter if it contains enough virus.it can lead to hiv infection.

Correct.  The most important determinant of transmission of HIV through sexual exposure or injection, the two major routes by which HIV is transmitted, is the amount of virus present, not the volume of material to which a person is exposed. 

3)finally , hiv infection  from mucous membranes exposure are rare or never occurs, people should not be worried even if large or small,  amount of fresh blood or semen is exposed to their mucous membranes.

Correct, see above.

4)practically nobody got hiv infection from like this events??

Correct

EWH

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