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Can You Get Hiv Through Sharing Gum

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Sharing drink with gum-diseased HIV + guy

Dear Dr. Bob, Is there a risk drinking from the same glass with gum-diseased hiv + people ? Is it needed to have 3 months elisa testing after the exposure? or just woohooing ? Thank you.Asian fans...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Asian fan,Neither ELISA testing nor WOO-HOOing is needed in this situation, as there really is no significant HIV risk. However, what is needed is a few more glasses around the house, don't you think?Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »

sharing a joint with a guy who is HIV positiv and bleeding gums

I have smoked a joint of marijuana with a guy who is HIV positive. Next day when I brushed my... Read more »

sharing frozen food with gums issues on both sides - Dr. only you can help me

Dear Dr. Lisa,I'm writing you because only your specialist advice can help me.A good friend of... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Links Acid Produced From Gum Disease With HIV

A recent study conducted by researchers in Japan found that an acid produced in the mouth because of gum disease might promote the progression of HIV, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. According to the researchers, the study, which will be published in... Read more »
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Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

Dealing with an HIV diagnosis on top of all of life's other challenges may seem too daunting a task to face. There's a huge community out there doing it every day, though, so to those who are recently diagnosed, you are certainly not alone. Over the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil's President Pledges to Share HIV Drugs Technology With Namibia

After earlier in the week announcing that his nation will build a $23 million factory to make HIV drugs in Mozambique, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio da Silva pledged on Friday to help Namibia produce the drugs as well. Brazil has a robust drug... Read more »
AIDS.gov

Updates on National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Shared With Primary Care and HIV Providers

Along with several federal colleagues, I had the opportunity late last month to discuss the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Action Plan for the Prevention Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) during a panel presentation at... Read more »
Connect With Others

Oral Sex Bleeding Gums and Hiv...Please help

Posted by terrifiednFla, 1 Reply
I have been engaging in performing oral sex for many months on different men with HIV status unknown. None of which ejaculated in my mouth. But after what im feeling I am fearful that i have contracted HIV. I tasted blood in my mouth and had... Read more »

BANDS ON GUMS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I NEED HELP I HAVE SOME BANDS ON MY GUMLINES IN A FEW PLACES THAT ARE PINKISH MAYBE RED I CANT TELL. COULD THIS HIV I HAVE HAD 2 TEST AFTER 4 YRS OF LAST EXPOSURE BOTH NEG I FEEL GREAT OTHERWISE PLEASE GIVE ME SOME INPUT. SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT HIV... Read more »

bleeding gums

Posted by Anonymous
I'm waiting to get tested after a possable exposier.Recently after brushing my teath I had bleeding gums.Half an hour later I did the most stupidist thing and deep kissed my girlfriend.I am worried to death that I may have exposed her.Anyone in here... Read more »

Gum symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was neg at 85 days 3 mos ago. Now developing white rings below gums on inside of lower front teeth. Is this a symptom of possible infection. Haven't seen anything on this posted. Thanks.

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