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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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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 »

HIV risk-unusual transmission?? (MOUTH TO MOUTH CHAMPAGNE, SAKE, AND SHOTS, 2010))

Two months ago I was at a party where a man grabbed me and transferred champagne from his mouth to mine-which I swallowed. he has quite a reputation and now I can't stop worrying about the HIV risk. I know risk from saliva is low but I've...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. (See below.) As it turns out, you're not the first one to have a champagne cocktail without dirtying up a flute! Go ahead and smooch that hot boyfriend of yours. It's Valentine's Day... Read more »

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 »
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HIV Thro' Mouth Ulcer ?!?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I went to the toilet to rinse my mouth after my meal. I squirted some "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... Read more »

Does anyone has dry mouth and neuropathy early HIV

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
Does anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?

This has occur after 3 months of lowgrade fever and 2 episodes of hives... Read more »

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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