Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Wisdom teeth removal and hiv risk
Apr 29, 2008

I recently had my wisdom teeth removed through oral-dental surgery. 2 weeks after my operation, I kissed someone for several hours (some french kissing was involved). I do not now this person's hiv status, but, as far as I know, this person generally has "safer sex" (ie. uses condoms, etc). Did I increase my risk of contracting HIV from him by kissing him with post-operative healing still taking place? Thank you.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. You should have been fairly well healed up two full weeks after wisdom teeth extraction. Besides, your partner would have to have been HIV positive and bleeding significantly. Unless your nickname is Dracula (or Draculina), I tend to doubt you'd enjoy all that fresh blood in your mouth. Most folks would consider it unsexy!

Dr. Bob



Previous
Irrational fear?? oral rimming hiv please help me Dr Robert!
Next
Casual dildo touching

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

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.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement