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Does Hiv Survive In The Mouth For Long

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person performing oral sex has HIV, blood from their mouth may enter the body of the person receiving oral sex through the lining of the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis); the lining of the vagina or cervix; the lining of the anus; or directly into the...
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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 no idea if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ahead and smooch that hot boyfriend of yours. It's Valentine's Day frevinsakes!Dr. Bobsilly question but need help pleeeease (MOUTH TO MOUTH CHAMPAGNE, SAKE, AND SHOTS) Oct 2, 2008About a month ago at a night club i was dancing next to some... Read more »

Kiss and drink (mouth to mouth)

Dear Dr.Bob, This is quite a repeat of a question that was asked last year by someone and I just wanted to know if your judgement for the same has changed. Similar to the 2 questions below, I also met an asian girl (let's assume high risk). She took...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Ad,Nope! My assessment has not changed. The HIV-acquisition risk remains essentially nonexistent for bartending Barbarella's guy, the Sake Spitter's guy and you! Are you "breaking Read more »

How long does HIV survive in the air?

Hi doc,This may sound a little funny. My friend bought me a "fleshlight" sort of sex toy from Dubai. I wasn't planning on using it but I became curious and tried it yesterday. I became concerned because I remembered that the box wasn't sealed.If...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test done so far but all negative. VDRL was negative too. Hep C is negative too. I am having some symptoms like small sores in mouth and tongue. Ocassional chills, some occassional headaches, a few episodes of drichea, increased pinkishness on my... Read more »

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hi doc can you get hiv from putting a dildo in you mouth even though the dildo was used 2 days or so befor you put it in your mouth.thank you
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to tickle your tonsils with wasn't used for at least 2 days, there is no risk for HIV transmission. HIV doesn't survive very long outside of the body (and certainly not for 2 days). Lastly, I should point out that most people use their dildos in... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...and lipoatrophy in the arms andlegs increased as well. Anabolic Steroids Oxandrin is an anabolic steroid that is taken by mouth. In a small study, itdecreased visceral fat. But, LDL ("bad") cholesterol went up and HDL ("good")cholesterol went... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores. HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...many people begin to experience some mild HIV disease symptoms, such as skin rashes, fatigue, night sweats, slight weight loss, mouth ulcers, and fungal skin and nail infections. Most, though not all, will experience mild symptoms such as these... Read more »
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long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
...detectable: Have been struggeling here to get help with my teeth but get no to financial help from hospitals ive had candida in the mouth twice in my life and I link nit to the plastic prothesis l had to have first -88 when my cd4 was 1000 and... Read more »

Question about risk from this...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...second later he started masturbating me and i know he rubbed some of his semen on the head of my penis. but i don't know how long hiv can survive once it has left his body (but i heard it can live a long time if it's still in the semen). and the... 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 Read more »

MOUTH SORES

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...possible to have only 1 symptom of hiv such as sore gums with white spots for more than 3yrs with no other symptoms. or after that long would i be showing more than just this Read more »