Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Bleeding Gums

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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 »

Bleeding gums, Herpes, and HIV

I am an HIV+ male with CD4 counts of 500+ and a low viral load who is not on medication.I have had... Read more »
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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

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...butreal risk. Tips for Safer Oral Sex Oral sex is more risky if you or your partner have an untreated STD, badoral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease), or take ejaculate (cum) inthe mouth. There are things you can do to reduce the... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...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... Read more »
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