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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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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 »

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...
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 does not transmit HIV! Yes, the CDC did report on a single case of... Read more »

Oral sex with cut in mouth plus two other questions

I seem to be having huge troubles typing in the correct letters for security reasons. I keep getting a message saying there is no match.I performed oral sex on a man and I had bitten my gum either the night before or two nights prior. It was just...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe first two situations you described:Oral Sex:The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Am I at risk? Open cuts on hands...

Posted by Gka978, 2 Replies
First, I'm sorry if this seems like a trivial question. My next step will be addressing anxiety issues

I have two scratches/cuts on my right hand, both from a new kitten who thinks my hand is a toy. I shook hands with someone who could be considered... Read more »