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Blood In Mouth Hiv Transmission

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hiv+ blood in mouth

Hi Dr Frascino,My partner is HIV+, and we were kissing quite passionately when I noticed blood smear covering three of his teeth.It turns out he had some gingivitis and the tips of his gums (where they point) were bleeding a little and i guess at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is not HIV infected.3.What we would do might not be applicable to what you should do! If a significant amount of HIV-infected blood comes into contact with mucous membranes, there is an HIV-transmission risk. Consequently, a course of PEP may be... Read more »

Ambivalent information on risk via open mouth kissing

Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you are well.I just want to note the numerous, ambivalent and highly... Read more »

Tongue piercing

Dear RyanIf a person had there tongue pierced would it make recieving oral sex from that person a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread... Read more »
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receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ejaculation in her mouth and I was wondering what are the chances of getting Hiv trhis way? I did not notice any cold sores bumps or blood in her mouth nore on my penis after the incident but I was wondering even if some of those were present how... Read more »

blood in mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and now hookah pipe sharing with friends at hookah bars. Is this clearly irrational thought related to OCD? How much infected blood must be transferred via mouth in order to become infected? Websites mention open sores in the mouth, but what does... Read more »

HIV Thro' Mouth Ulcer ?!?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
..."hand-soap" from the dispenser, rinsed my hand and filled my mouth with tap water. After spitting, I raised my head & found someone's blood (certainly not mine) mixed with some water by the side of the tap. I was scared because I've an ulcer on... Read more »

transmission throgh food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If an HIV + man cut his hand and get some blood onto food, does the person who eats the food(without being aware of the blood) run into risks? Is it still considered to be casual Read more »