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Can You Catch HIV From Sore In Mouth

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HIV and the Mouth

Other Oral Conditions of HIV Disease The two most common conditions that may not be caused by an infection include dry mouth and small round mouth sores, called aphthous ulcers . Dry Mouth Dry mouth, or xerostomia , is a common condition in HIV disease that may have a variety of causes. HIV disease itself may cause dry mouth because HIV-related salivary disease causes swollen salivary glands (glands in the mouth that produce saliva, or...
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Can you catch HIV from sharing a crack pipe

I just got my tooth pulled and relapsed on crack. I was sharing a crack pipe with three other people when I noticed my mouth was bleeding, not only from the tooth but from some cracks and cuts on my lip. Is it possible that I could have contracted...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
There is generally no risk of acquiring HIV from sharing a crack pipe. HIV is not transmitted through sharing things like drinking glasses, straws, cigarettes, or pipes. Because the virus is transmitted via blood, however, your bleeding mouth does... Read more »

Is it danger to catch HIV

Hi Dr Bob, I donated my little amount 4 days back.Just mentioning as i went big anxiety 2 months back.I was heavily drunk on june 21 and went to strip club and engaged with stripper boob sucking and i dont have any sores in my mouth at that moment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Relax Max. Boob sucking, vagina touching and hand jobs are not considered to be significant risks for HIV or most STDs. The bumps on the rear portion of your tongue are indeed most likely to be taste buds. If you remain worried, get an HIV and... Read more »

kissing (MOUTH TO MOUTH CHAMPAGNE, SAKE, AND SHOTS, 2010)

i went to a strip bar 6 weeks ago and was with a girl who twice gushed champagne in my mouth ....very small qty went straight inside ....not in my mouth for a second also and even kissed for less than three seconds ...no wet kissing in either case...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're worried about a three-second kiss with a champagne chaser? Relax Max, you're fine. See below for other very similar no-risk situations.Dr. Bobsilly question but need help pleeeease (MOUTH TO MOUTH CHAMPAGNE, SAKE, AND SHOTS)Oct... Read more »

Mouth and Tongue sores

I am a 44 year old HIV+ male who has been positive since 1993. I have been on Norvir/Saquninivir/AZT/Hivid combo since August 1996 and have been "undetectable" for virus for over six years now. My T-Cell count is in the 450-550 range...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You desribe what sounds like aphtous ulcers which are common in the general population and more common in HIV. In the old days ddC was a common cause of that problem among HIV+ persons on that drug. The etiology is often unclear and can't be... Read more »
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Sore Throat and Mouth Sores the Recur

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello would anybody have some insight for me, I had an exposure to HIV 9 months ago. Tested negative to HIV 1/2. The exposure came from a women from sex worker from korea, since then I just haven't felt right. Lots of strange symptoms. So I... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »

MOUTH SORES

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Would like to know if anyone can tell me if its possible to have only 1 symptom of hiv such as sore gums with white spots for more than 3yrs with no other symptoms. or after that long would i be showing more than just this

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Apthous Mouth sores (Canker Soars)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been getting several Apthous mouth sores the last month. I got 2 in the last 4 weeks and I am going crazy!! I have a negative elisa at 5 months. I had protected sex with a prostitute in Cancun... Am I seroconverting? I am also getting... Read more »