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Bleeding Gums And Hiv Transmission

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Bleeding gums/transmission of HIV infection

My brother is HIV positive and has ANUG. He frequently has fresh blood around his upper front teeth. Is it possible for me to be "at risk" by kissing him on the lips when blood is present? How about sharing the same fork when he is bleeding? ...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...sharing eating utensils, drinking glasses, etc. A bigger question is why your brother continues to have an issue with actively bleeding gums (gingiva). The treatment for periodontal conditions in HIV positive persons is not difficult. In some... Read more »

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... 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 »
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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

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 »
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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Stopping the Spread of HIV

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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 »

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 »

receiving oral sex from partner with bleeding gums

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can help. I am female, and I received oral sex from a man with a sketchy sexual history. He has very poor teeth, and I assume bleeding gums, although I can't be sure of that. He had just brushed his teeth before this happened. The oral sex was... Read more »

12 weeks of hell guy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...disease. They dont bleed on their own though but even when brushed lightly they do. For them to be a risk i.e. a gateway for HIV would the girl in question have to have a significant amount of blood in her mouth for it to pass on (assuming the... Read more »