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Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through Blood In Mouth

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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 »

can i get aids through receiving oral sex?

Hi Dr.i received oral sex from one girl for 10 to 15 seconds only.in this case there is no blood in... Read more »

HIV transmission by blood immediately after death?

My husband died of Lymphoma / AIDS. We never told anyone he was HIV+, at his request. Lymphoma was... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person performing oral sex has HIV, blood from their mouth may enter the body of the person receiving oral sex through the lining of the urethra (the opening at the tip of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection. It will make "antibodies" -- special molecules to fight HIV. A blood test for HIV looks for these antibodies. If you have them in your blood, it means that you have HIV infection.... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...produced by the immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of HIV test look for signs that the virus itself is in the blood. When people already know they are infected with HIV they might get other "HIV" tests. These measure how quickly... Read more »
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Blood on Food?

Posted by wbt9, 2 Replies
...started to eat it. What would be the chances of getting infected if the blood was HIV+ and I had a two day old canker sore in my mouth? Thank you Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

blood in mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 this really mean? Does this... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex? Read more »