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AIDS Infection Risk Blood In Mouth

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...swimming in the same pool as someone with HIV. Some people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of HIV have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears. However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp, pointed food. To infect someone, the virus has to...
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HIV and HCV raises infection risk??

if i used condoms for both oral and vaginal sex and partner had both hep c and HIV are the odds of contracting both at same time higher than e.g. those of getting HIV alone?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...This is a good question although there aren't very good data on this topic. Some information suggests that HIV infected patients have higher levels of HCV virus in their blood. However, it is not clear that this translates into a higher Read more »

PEP after blood exposure?

In general, I'm very careful about sexual risks, although I have sex frequently. Recently, though, while kissing an anonymous MSM partner in a bath-house, I noticed that my mouth was full of blood. I'm reasonably sure the blood was his, since...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...infected, then you are at risk for HIV infection. HIV infected blood coming into contact with mucous membranes poses a significant risk for infection.PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) needs to be started as soon as possible, and is probably not... Read more »

Licking Blood, "blood brothers" and similar types of exposures

I,M WONDERING CAN YOU GET AIDS OR HIV BY LICKING SOMEONE ELSES BLOOD.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...your mouth, and they are infected with HIV (or another bloodborne disease like hepatitis B or hepatitis C), you would be at risk for infection. The more blood that you get into your mouth, the greater the risk of infection with these viruses. ... Read more »

Performing oral sex and menstruation

Hi, thanks for your column... I gave oral sex to a woman and then we had protected vaginal sex. It turned out that she had her period just after we finished. The condom was unbroken and there was no blood there, and I did not taste anything like...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...increased, menstrual blood would have to come into contact with your mouth.It is also important to take into account your partner's risk for infection with HIV. If she is not infected, there is no risk of transmission.RMK Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010: Study Finds Microbicide Containing HIV Drug Lowers Infection Risk in Women By 39%

... A microbicide gel containing Gilead's HIV drug tenofovir used by women before and after sex has been shown to reduce their risk of HIV infection by nearly 40%, according Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Reduces Men's HIV Infection Risk by 65%, Data Re-Evaluation Says

... Routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection through heterosexual sex by 65%, according to final data from two NIH -funded studies conducted in Kenya and Uganda Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the United States: Impact on Lifetime Infection Risk, Clinical Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness

...to identify critical input parameters. In a cohort with a mean age of 34 years, the results showed PrEP reduced lifetime HIV infection risk from 44 percent to 25 percent and increased mean life expectancy from 39.9 to 40.7 years (21.7 to 22.2... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...the flu. When either person has open sores that get exposed to infected fluids. These could be cold sores, genital herpes, mouth ulcers, syphilis sores, or other cuts or breaks in the skin. When there is exposure to infected blood . When... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

Crazy Infection Risk!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...lasted 5 days. All of these symptoms developed 2 weeks after a very odd situation. I was visiting with a couple, one of whom is hiv+... He prepared a sandwich for me. He had cut his finger at the time while slicing a tomato for the sandwich. ... Read more »

post to read every day

Posted by nightsunami, 7 Replies
anybody here infected by oral sex? i Read more »

hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the cut and tryed to put the bandaid over it the first time but didnt manage. i then looked again and there was a tiny spot of blood on it. i didnt think anything of it and then tried to put it on again. then i realised that it could have been... Read more »