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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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kissing with cuts in mouth

Hi Dr. Bob- First off thanks for the tremendous work you do at answering all of our questions as well as for your AIDS Foundation. I just donated as a way to say "thanks". My question for you is whether you feel a HIV test would be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,First off I should mention when it comes to HIV there really is no debate on the subject of the safety of kissing, except maybe on the Internet, which doesn't count! Kissing does not transmit HIV! Yes, the CDC did report on a single case of... Read more »

Men performing oral sex on female with mouth cuts is the inserter or receptor?

I am a 55 yr. old male.I have been irresponsible over the last few years by frequenting the service of prostitutes. I had always used latex condoms for intercourse. However, I received and performed oral sex with this population of women.I have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello N,The risk of HIV transmission from oral sex is extremely low. Your fears, even with your tongue problems, are unwarranted. Your new girlfriend's lung infection and fatigue are not worrisome for HIV. What are your chances of being HIV... Read more »

Cut from HIV Test box (Donation?)

Hello Mr Glenn, I have looked through the forum and found nothing like my situation. I have also looked through the recent questions and noticed that you seem to be the only one really answering questions recently, and for that I thank you.I...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your curiosity,I'm glad that our site has been helpful to you.But there <i>have</i> been many questions similar, if not exactly the same as yours. Also, each and every one of our forum experts spends a lot of time finding... Read more »

HIV Test and Index Value (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I am sending donation for your grate service. I would like to know about Index Value in HIV 1&2 Antibody Test. After six months from the possible exposure I have conducted a HIV 1&2 Antibody & p24 Antigen Compo Test. The Test Result...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your test result at six months of "0.11" is "nonreactive." That means you are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. The "index value" (also called the "signal-to-cutoff ratio") is a technical term... Read more »
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HIV RNA TESTING CUTS THE WINDOW PERIOD WITH ELISA

Posted by nomoreworry4me
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No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
I just need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no... Read more »

Sores in Mouth, Negative tests, What is going on?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have sucked a guy in 18 July 2005. He did not cum in to my mouth but I sure tasted some of his precum. I had taken a ELISA test in 27 September, 2005 and I asked the guy I sucked to take a ELISA test in 30 September 2005 (10 - 10.5 weeks after... Read more »

Oraquick in home mouth swab test question

Posted by scaredgirl1, 2 Replies
Hi all. Just wanted to thank anyone ahead of time for taking the time to respond to my post. I have read through some of these forums and think this is a great site for information and support, so thanks for that.
I am one of those people who has... Read more »