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Bleeding Gums How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For AIDS

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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...There are no documented cases of HIV being transmitted by tears or saliva, but it is possible to be infected with HIV through oral sex or in rare cases through deep kissing, especially if you have open sores in your mouth or bleeding gums. For more information, see the following Fact Sheets: 150: Stopping the Spread of HIV 151: Safer Sex Guidelines 152: How Risky Is It? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates...
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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
...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 luck.Dr.... Read more »

Terrified!! Please Help Dr Frascino !! I will Donate to your Foundation!

Dear Dr. Bob, I really need your help. My anxiety over a situation is so intense I feel my heart pounding fast and my chest is moving like crazy.. I need you Dr. Bob.I am married and have a family and they think something is wrong with me and I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...actually happening are so remote that they're essentially nonexistent. Remember, HIV does not survive outside the body very long. Most likely you ingested your own blood (or some marinara sauce). The only potential danger I see in your entire... Read more »

Fingering w/ blood on finger GO OBAMA!!

Hi Doc Gorgeous Bob:I had written to you a few years ago about my possible exposure. I fingered a Sex Worker and afterwords realized that I had fresh blood on the finger from a previous injury. After she left my room, I realized that the bleeding...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...figures out what's wrong! Your story points out a very important point. You continued to feel like crap despite multiple negative HIV tests, fearing that you might still be positive when in reality you had a perfectly good reason to feel like... Read more »

Thank You So Much Dr. Bob -- I Love You ,,, And Your Work... PLEASE GET TO ME QUICKLY (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Dr. Bob, Thank You , Thank You , Thank You.I am sending a sizeable donation to your foundation You Saved my marriage and family. I am going to wait to hear from you once more. Please don't throw me to the Dogs. I left out one very important detail....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and put it in his mouth. I don't think he had it there long and it wasn't wet. What I thought about is what if my cousin has bleeding gums, but then also I realize that the virus couldn't live for long outside the body. What was my pediatrician... Read more »
The Body

Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, October 19, 2010

...I got bitten by my assistant who's HIV positive. The skin on my finger tore when I pulled it out of his teeth, but he had no bleeding gums or sores in his mouth. Should I be worried about becoming HIV positive? STRANGE BUT TRUE   ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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HIV Paranoia

Posted by dsm1981, 2 Replies, and wasn't responding to my text messages, and I didn't see his account on manhunt any more. I texted him to confirm his HIV Status and he's not responded. Automaically I became nervous. I always do research on HIV after I get nervous,... Read more »


Posted by MEguy, 2 Replies
...apart from oral. I know I need to get tested, but have to say am very nervous about going. I guess my question is: Are bleeding gums a symptom of HIV or any other STD?? Thanks Read more »

My bad, read it tho, gums were bleeding

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Burning Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...relatives in my area and we went for a ride and got coffee. We ended up parked at the beach. We began French Kissing and I do have bleeding gums, sometimes they bleed long after I have brushed or flosed. This lead to her performing oral sex. The... Read more »