Can HIV 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.

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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 »

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