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HIV Risk Bleeding Gums

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Gums bleed and I performed anilingus on someone that is HIV+

Hi,I believe I asked a question close to this before, but I didn't make clear that my gums bleed often and are very sensitive. i performed aniligus on a partner that we found out later has HIV.. I only used my tongue and we we didn't do anything...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...be the relevant point here. You clearly already are worried. The bottom line is always: if you feel you've placed yourself at risk for HIV, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. Your HIV-acquisition risk remains very low.Good... Read more »

Bleeding Gums and Unprotected anal sex

Hi Dr Bob,As the title suggests I do have couple of issues bothering me at the moment. I was in... Read more »

hiv+ and hiv- prevention

I am falling in love with someone who is hiv positive and i am hiv negative. we are two males. I am... Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...butreal risk. Tips for Safer Oral Sex Oral sex is more risky if you or your partner have an untreated STD, badoral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease), or take ejaculate (cum) inthe mouth. There are things you can do to reduce the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...more difficult for blood or sexual fluid to get into your body. Be aware of your body and your partner's. Cuts, sores, or bleeding gums increase the risk of spreading HIV. Rough physical activity also increases the risk. Even small injuries... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...extremely rare cases of HIV being transmitted via deep "French" kissing but in each case, infected blood was exchanged due to bleeding gums or sores in the mouth. Because of this remote risk, it is recommended that individuals who are... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...or vaginal fluids in your mouth. Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact with blood. Bad oral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease) can make oral sex much riskier. Use a mint instead of brushing your teeth before sex.... Read more »
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Quick Question...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...HIV? I would think that it would put the person that I am doing it to at a greater risk because they are recieving some of my blood from my gums...what I want to know is if I am at risk too because of the bleeding? Read more »

Questions about Risks for New Beau?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...even further? Also, he has a problem with gingivitis and is worried about kissing and oral sex because of this. Will his bleeding gums be a problem for either of us? And with me being the positive person in the relationship, how do things go... Read more »

just curious...

Posted by brcurious, 3 Replies
...get it fromm kissing, but then there is that qualification that there are theoretically circumstances were one person may have bleeding gums and the other may have bleeding gums...blah blah blah...I am just very concerned that this may be an... Read more »

Tooth cavity and Oral

Posted by worriedsic, 1 Reply
...post about the ARS symptoms. I wanted to add that I know I had a cavity at the time, so I am not sure how that would affect my risk. If anyone knows... please chime in, because googling isnt helping me. Thanks, worriedsic Read more »