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Do People Get AIDS From Blood 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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oral sex --- define blood in the mouth.

There seems to be good evidence that hiv is not transmitted in saliva to the insertive person in fellatio. However, in one of your replies, you say blood in mouth may be a problem. How do you define blood in the mouth and do you have any idea of the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It's difficult to say how much blood needs to be present in a person's mouth for there to be a risk for transmission. In general, it's best to avoid contact with a person's mouth when there is visible blood (or when there is a... Read more »

blood in my mouth?

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all, thanks to you for being such a helpful and honest resource. I hope you take a moment every now and again to realize how many people's lives you are benefiting by being here.After the end of a long-term relationship I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your kind comments!Regarding hypothetical HIV transmission risk, yes, an actively bleeding cut in the mouth would increase potential HIV transmission if that area were exposed to significant amounts of HIV-infected bodily fluids.... Read more »

freak accident swallowed blood - open mouth sores draining

I was camping with HIV + friend whose been pos for 9 yrs. We were being eaten alive by black flies & mosquitos. A freak accident happened that has me so terified I can't get it out of my mind & am sitting here typing with tears running...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hithe risk of HIV transmission occurring in this way is so extremely low to no risk. HIV is not transmitted from mosquitoes to humans. HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body and is unable to infect. One other way to look at this is that... Read more »

HIV blood contact with mouth

Hi Doctor,I'd like to say that the work you are doing with this website is absolutely phenomenal and provides people with a lot of reassurance and peace of mind. I have 2 questions that I think I know the answer to but require a bit of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.1. HIV-acquisition risk nonexistent2. HIV-acquisition risk nonexistentI'll bet you knew the answer to these questions already, didn't you? Of course you did!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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blood in mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ive been taking a class on culture and illness of pain and we recently talked about HIV. I was tested two years back and negative (I had no suspicion but did it anyways). However now I find myself out of my mind wondering/worrying if I could of... Read more »

A symptom? Blood taste in the mouth...

Posted by Anonymous
I think I can taste blood in my mouth, although i have put a tissue in it, and a piece of cotton wool, and still can't find any signs of bleeding. Is it due to low platelet count? Any other people with the same sensations?

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MOUTH & TONGUE PROBLEM,.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
3 years ago i practiced some unsafe sex acts{heterosexual}and recently i have had some upper roof of mouth and tongue concerns,the roof of my mouth looks kinda pale and like it feels scorched,my tongue feels the same way except it has lots of... Read more »

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 »