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HIV and the Mouth

Other Oral Conditions of HIV Disease The two most common conditions that may not be caused by an infection include dry mouth and small round mouth sores, called aphthous ulcers . Dry Mouth Dry mouth, or xerostomia , is a common condition in HIV disease that may have a variety of causes. HIV disease itself may cause dry mouth because HIV-related salivary disease causes swollen salivary glands (glands in the mouth that produce saliva, or...
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Men performing oral sex on female with mouth cuts is the inserter or receptor?

I am a 55 yr. old male.I have been irresponsible over the last few years by frequenting the service of prostitutes. I had always used latex condoms for intercourse. However, I received and performed oral sex with this population of women.I have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello N,The risk of HIV transmission from oral sex is extremely low. Your fears, even with your tongue problems, are unwarranted. Your new girlfriend's lung infection and fatigue are not worrisome for HIV. What are your chances of being HIV... Read more »

Mouth-to-Anus contact during Recal Bleeding: HIV Risk?

I'm an HIV- gay man. I recently had sexual contact with a man who told me it was his "first" time with another man (but given it was anonymous in nature, who really knows?! He could have meant I was the first one that evening! Anyway,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The encouraging news is that there are no documented cases of HIV transmission from rimming or getting rimmed. Other STDs, however, can quite easily be transmitted this way, e.g. hepatitis, intestinal parasites, etc. The real question here is... Read more »

DONATION!!! Possibility of HIV infection from someone else's paper cut? PLEASE HELP! Losing sleep

I was with a gay male aquaintance [status unknown]when he realized he had a bleeding paper cut. He was bleeding rather rapidly and started shaking his hand to try to make the bleeding stop. However, he was shaking it less than a foot from my face....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV risk is nonexistent. Yep, that's right zero, zip, zilch!!! Got it? Good!Now go to bed and get some sleep. Those dark circles under your eyes are not a good look for you.Pleasant dreams.Dr. Bob... Read more »

cut mouth after oral...2nd try...donation made

I know that having cuts in the mouth would increase the risk of HIV tranmission from oral sex. In my case, however, I suffered a fairly bad cut to my lip/gums about 2 hours AFTER performing oral sex on a female escort (light licking, tongue did not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If the waiter delivers dessert to your table after you've paid the bill and left the restaurant, would you get fatter from the extra calories??? No, of course not. The same thing applies to getting a cut in your mouth two hours after... Read more »
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HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
hi there. first i must say I have terrible anxiety over this possible exposure. 10 days ago, i was at a barber shop with my father. he was getting his hair cut. the barber was gay. afterwards the barber came over to me and shook my hand. i didnt... Read more »

Which is the risk? Gay top cut?

Posted by Feared, 1 Reply
I would like to know which is the risk at my situation. I am gay male (29) who has been active in gay sex for at least 10 years. Last test I took in Dec. '10 was negative and I don't take risk practices.

However, on April 9 something different... Read more »

Infected via cut likelihood

Posted by Anonymous
I accidentally stuck myself with a pair of scissors that were in the blood bank at work 9 weeks ago. The scissors had been sitting at room temperature for at least 12 hours without use and there was no visible blood on them. I didn't think anything... Read more »