Do People Get HIV From Blood In Mouth

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...three medications for several weeks. These drugs can decrease the risk of infection, but they have some serious side effects. Fact Sheet 156 has more information on PEP. The Bottom Line HIV does not spread easily from person to person. To get infected with HIV, infected blood, sexual fluid, or mother's milk has to get into your body. HIV-infected pregnant women can pass the infection to their new babies. To decrease the risk of...
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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 have...
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 »

Licking Blood, "blood brothers" and similar types of exposures

Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...your mouth, the greater the risk of infection with these viruses. As a general rule, it is best that you do not allow another persons blood to get into your mouth.Likewise, customs like "blood brothers" or "blood sisters" (where blood can be... Read more »

PEP and Oral Exposure To Blood

Would you recommend PEP for an individual who provided unprotected resuscitation to an HIV-positive person with significant blood in the mouth?Thank you.
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...difficult question. I would be inclined to do so if there was a significant amount of blood invovlved (from the HIV-positive person, I mean), if the individual who did the ressuscitation had an obvious open lesion in the mouth and if the PEP... Read more »

Oral sex with blood or oral ulcers

Dear Ryan,You are doing a great service in this forum here. I recently had received unprotected fellatio from a sex worker and now I am fearing that I might have got hiv. Can small traces of blood that are not visible in persons mouth or oral...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There is no evidence that people get infected from receiving oral sex. According to the CDC, odds are theoretically increased if there is visible blood. RMK Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

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The Body

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...years or more without ever developing AIDS. Ten years has been found to be the average amount of time that passes between when a person is infected with HIV and when he or she begins experiencing the symptoms of AIDS. 2. It's what you do ... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...diseases including heart disease and Alzheimer's. What Is IRIS? IRIS is a serious condition that can occur shortly after a person starts HIV therapy for the first time. It can also occur in people who restart their meds after a time being... Read more »
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