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Does Hiv Survive In The 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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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...
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 your head" over a non-issue? Yep!... Read more »

Would Hiv survive on a lollipop?

At a friend's bachelor party I recently attended, there were two strippers hired for entertainment. While they did not offer or initiate any direct oral or vaginal sex, they did play certain "games". One involved a small lollipop that...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
This is a really difficult situation to answer. If there were vaginal secretions on the lollipop (and let's assume there were), then putting the lollipop in your mouth would expose you to her vaginal secretions. If there were any type of cuts... Read more »

HIV survival outside the body

Along the lines of previous questions on this topic - I was looking after a patient with a viral load of 10 million and a CD4 count of <1. As part of my examination (I am a doctor) I scraped the sole of his foot with my car key to elicit a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV via Babinski??? Nah. Even if you used your tongue on his toes to elicit a tickle response, your HIV risk would remain completely nonexistent! Did you sleep through the HIV-transmission lectures in medical school??? It may be time for a... Read more »

can HIV survive in orange juice?

A friend recently told me of a story where he drank a glass of orange juice served by the cabin crew on an aeroplane. After a few sips he noticed a red, blood-like substance in his drink and assumed it was his own blood. He finished the drink and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,That's a whole lotta "if's!" "If" the crew member were HIV-positive and "if" he cut himself on a wine bottle opener and "if" he bled into your friend's orange juice . . . . OK, even though... 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 &amp; found someone's blood (certainly not mine) mixed with... Read more »

HIV survival outside the body

Posted by Anonymous
Maybe I'm dumb or a lil slow but im still confused about hiv survival outside the body and its ability to infect.Does it make a difference in the amount of blood or semen outside the body to determine the time of hiv to die?My doctor says the... Read more »

Can HIV blood survive for 10 minutes or more in a room?

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Can HIV blood survive for 10 minutes or more in a room? Read more »