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HIV Risk After Cut In Mouth

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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is not the onlysexual activity for most people, it is also difficult to single out oral sex asthe...
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hiv risk? will donate please answer going nuts about this.

Hello Dr. Bob I have question. Before I ask it I know your going to think I'm nuts, but I'm really scared and know I shouldn't be. My wife is telling me stop worring, but I can't ( she is the brains of our operation). I'll take any answer short or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and Husband,1. Nope.2. Nope. It's a virus, not a vampire.3. Nope.Your RN aunt (or "anut" as you refer to her) is correct: no risk. The doctor who suggested you come in for HIV screening is suffering from craino-rectal inversion. That means he has... 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
...same thing applies to getting a cut in your mouth two hours after "lunch at the Y," OK? You're stressed out over a nonexistent risk factor (cut post-cunnilingus). My advice is to realize that "stressed" spelled backwards is desserts! And that... Read more »

kissing with cuts in mouth

Hi Dr. Bob- First off thanks for the tremendous work you do at answering all of our questions as well as for your AIDS Foundation. I just donated as a way to say "thanks". My question for you is whether you feel a HIV test would be warranted in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,First off I should mention when it comes to HIV there really is no debate on the subject of the safety of kissing, except maybe on the Internet, which doesn't count! Kissing Read more »

blood in my mouth?

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all, thanks to you for being such a helpful and honest resource. I hope you take a moment every now and again to realize how many people's lives you are benefiting by being here.After the end of a long-term relationship I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for your kind comments!Regarding hypothetical HIV transmission risk, yes, an actively bleeding cut in the mouth would increase potential HIV transmission if that area were exposed to significant Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...done to assess the risk of HIV infection from specific types of exposure to HIV. These calculations only give a general idea of risk. They can tell you which activities carry a higher or lower risk. They cannot tell you if you have been infected.... Read more »
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lip sores unprotected oral hiv risk

Posted by smkl, 1 Reply
...Hello I am aware that risk from unprotected insertive fellatio is relatively lower. But what is freaking me out is that post the episode- I discovered Read more »

Not Again...!!!!!!!

Posted by Sol, 1 Reply
...days). 2. Can one take zithro, doxy, cefixime and cipro at the same time without any loss in effectiveness? 3. What's my hiv risk due to the extra factors (i.e. cuts in mouth/penis from rubbing cocaine, usage of clotrimazole cream, etc.). ... Read more »

Rapid Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...can have results in 20 minutes. I have 2 questions: Where do you get these rapid test conducted? I am in San Fran. My "at risk" experience was about 60 days ago, I had unprotected oral with a man for the first time, both giving and getting,... Read more »

what's the risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...ago, I had unprotected oral sex with an FDNY firefighter after a night out in Manhattan. i don't think i got any semen in my mouth (it was all over my clothes and everywhere else) but i am still freaked out over the possibility of having... Read more »