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Can U Get AIDS From 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 »

Please help Dr Bob! Possible transmission from prostitute with blood in her mouth!

Please help me out here Dr Bob as I'am Freaking out! Here goes my story. Everybody has always told... Read more »

Blood in mouth follow-up question

Hi Dr Bob,I recently asked the question about the blood in mouth experience at the take out... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...possible to be 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 ... Read more »
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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...virus itself. Most commonly, a rapid test is adminestered by sampling the oral mucosa (the mucous that is everywhere in your mouth) and putting it through a test to see if HIV antibodies are present. Some people may think that, since the test... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...effects have been reported. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience: Lactic acidosis (buildup of an acid in the blood). This can be a medical emergency and may require treatment in the hospital. Call your healthcare provider right... 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 »

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 »