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Blood In Mouth Risk Of Getting AIDS

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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 confusing information available via the internet to the common populace, earnestly seeking out said information to assess their individual risks from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to make my responses as definitive and consistent as possible. Responding to your specific question, "is open mouth kissing a risk or not?" the answer is that kissing is not a risk for HIV transmission. You implied a related question: is blood in... Read more »

oral sex risk

I've read different articles on the risk of getting AIDS through oral sex, but no definite answers about it. In your opinion, isoral sex (cunninlingua and fellatio) "safe"?
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...There are no definite answers because it is impossible to define the exact risk for a specific activity. Since very few people engage exclusively in single practice, you can never tell what it was that resulted Read more »

Licking Blood, "blood brothers" and similar types of exposures

I,M WONDERING CAN YOU GET AIDS OR HIV BY LICKING SOMEONE ELSES BLOOD.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...hepatitis B or hepatitis C), you would be at risk for infection. The more blood that you get into your mouth, the greater the risk of infection with these viruses. As a general rule, it is best that you do not allow another persons blood to... Read more »

Am I at risk? blood/mouth contact in lab

I work in a lab. While working with a tube of hiv + blood, I felt something stinging my tongue. My instant reaction was to pull my hand to my mouth. I still had gloves on but there was some blood on the glove. I immediately tasted the blood and...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...dried) or a more substantial amount. But informing your supervisor and undergoing testing is appropriate. I would describe your risk as low, depending on the amount of blood that was on the glove, but there is some risk. I've never heard of... Read more »
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Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

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receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...or blood in her mouth nore on my penis after the incident but I was wondering even if some of those were present how much at risk would I be? how long should I wait to get tested. thank you guys for your help. Read more »

Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If a ball had blood on it for like a second and hit you in the mouth is that a risk for hiv? Read more »

Risk of Rimming

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, all...Does anyone know of any cases of hiv transmission due to rimming? It seems to be the case that there are none. My exposure was being rimmed by a sex worker.. no Read more »

Fingering a Risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...gotten HIV through my moouth this way. I chose not to tell my wife because of what I assume is low risk.. much lower than the risk of telling at this point... but the guilt is killing me. Am I (and how her) at risk? Please respond Read more »