|the mouth- NEW question, I swear
Jun 5, 2007
This is not in the archives. I checked.
Does the mouth lining have to be damaged /bleeding for HIV to enter the body or can the intact mouth being a mucos membrane 'absorb' the virus in 2-3 drops of pre-semen?
Also, is the tongue a mucous membrane or not?
Kurt in Palo Alto
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Hi, Kurt in Palo Alto,
HIV can be absorbed directly across intact mucous membranes. Damage and bleeding are not necessary!
The tongue does have a mucous membrane.
I'm sitting in a Peet's coffee shop in Palo Alto as I type this! How's that for coincidence? You should have just come over and asked your question in person over a nice nonfat, one Splenda cappuccino!
Stay well, Kurt!
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Does Itchy Vagina Mean I Have Hiv?
- Dizziness After Receiving Oral Sex Worried I Have HIV
- Dry Cough After Sucking Penis Worried I Have HIV
- Enlarged Lymph Nodes After Swallowing Sperm Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Itchy Balls After Sucking Penis Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Night Sweats After Kissing Cold Sore Sign Of HIV AIDS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.