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HIV Infection Risk Nipple Biting

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Risk of biting on nipples with exposure to blood

Two weeks ago my HIV+ partner was biting my nipples and suddenly he started bleeding through the nose. Some of the blood fell on the nipple he was biting. I immediately washed the blood away, but I'm afraid I might have gotten infected. His...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.This is one of those unpredictable situations that nobody can expect to happen ahead of time. In real life, strange things do happen. When you are trying to determine your risk of infection (whether it is a common... Read more »

Nipple Biting & Exposure to Blood

Hi RobertFirst of all, I must say I really admire your positive outlook in life and your work for... Read more »

HIV/STD risk "Transmission through biting"

I was having sex when I was bitten by my partner. It barely drew blood but it got me worried that... Read more »
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Opinion: "HIV 'Cure' at Risk From Budget Cuts"

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HIV from biting

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I have a question. Am I at risk from biting someone? It was just a playful bite, not hard or vicious, but I accidentally bit a little too hard and a drop or two of blood oozed out. Could a few remnants of blood remained on my teeth and infected... Read more »

Risks of HIV Infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 2 Replies
Few days ago, I had protected sex with a sex worker at Thailand. I used condoms but I have few doubts on the condom usage with regards to Risks of HIV Infection
1st: What are the risks of infection if the condom slips off during withdrawl
2nd: I still... Read more »

Scared about possible HIV infection

Posted by Timothywong, 1 Reply
Hi Doctor,

I am gay. I met a guy yesterday. He sucked my nipples and was biting the nipples also while sucking them. He was also pulling my nipples with his teeth. I am not sure if he had bleeding gums. There were some cuts around my nipple.

I would... Read more »

Love Bites and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can sucking on skin to produce Love Bites transmit HIV? Can the skin break by merely sucking hard on them?



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