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Bleeding Gums And Possible HIV Exposure

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Bleeding gums and possible infection

Hello there. I am scared that I may have contracted hiv or hep c recently. I have bleeding gums and Im sure this person does to becuase he has very bad dental hygiene. Anyways last week I smoked a whole bunch of marijuana with a meth user, and just...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not expect this to be a risk. Shared used of intranasal cocaine has been documented to be a risk since the nasal passages are vascular and can break down and bleed.... Read more »

fremch kissing with bleeding gums

ho Shannon about 2years ago deep kiss this guy. I have bleeding gums. my husband and I were... Read more »

What is the risk with bleeding gums?

Hello, i am too anxious with questions in my head, last week me and girlfriend kissed deeply 10... Read more »
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New York: Lawrence Hospital Surgery Patients Warned of Possible Hepatitis, HIV Exposure

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Sexual Exposure to Blood and Behavioural Risks Among STI Clinic Patients in Cape Town, South Africa

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PHS Report Summarizes Current Scientific Knowledge on the Use of Post-Exposure Antiretroviral Therapy for Non-Occupational Exposures

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Worried about possible exposure

Posted by caman1313, 1 Reply
I engaged in open mouth kissing with a girl at a bar that I didn't know very well. My gums bleed when I brush and I'm worried about potential infection. I kissed the girl maybe 5 times throughout the night. The next morning I woke up paranoid I... Read more »

Oral Sex Bleeding Gums and Hiv...Please help

Posted by terrifiednFla, 1 Reply
I have been engaging in performing oral sex for many months on different men with HIV status unknown. None of which ejaculated in my mouth. But after what im feeling I am fearful that i have contracted HIV. I tasted blood in my mouth and had... Read more »

Possible exposure to HIV/STDS?

Posted by James3, 1 Reply
Possible HIV/STD exposure
Hello everyone, I was in a situation recently that has given me some concern about possible HIV/STD exposure.

I am a male, always been with women but decided I wanted to try something with another guy. I met him online, and... Read more »

Obsession Continues - Mouth/Gums

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
1) If I had an aphthous ulcer in the mouth, would I be able to tell? Is it painful?

2) At the back of my gums (on the side where the tongue is) I have red lines of capillaries, rather thick, going from teeth to tongue. What are they? Can someone... Read more »