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Dry Lips And Hiv Transmission

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dry blood on lip

Doctor,people got chapped lip all the time. With the presence of dry blood on chapped lip, why there is no reported case of infection through kissing on chapped lips???...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Because HIV is not transmitted that easily!!!In order for there to be a risk of transmission HIV infected fluids (like blood, semen, and vaginal secretions) need to have direct access to an uninfected person's mucous membranes or bloodstream.... Read more »

Bleeding lips and HIV transmission

Dearest Doctor,Thank you so much in advance for answering my question. I had recently, under the... Read more »

is semen on chapped lips(wound open) considered high risk for HIV transmission?

I have been in paranoia for almost a month regarding my encounter with a guy last April. The day... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Cut, Blow Dry and AIDS Advice That Could Save Your

A salon-based HIV prevention program that beauty giant L'Oreal created in South Africa is now being introduced internationally. With 30,000 staffers training some 400,000 hairdressers around the world each year, the company recognizes the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Botswana Reduces Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Rate to Less Than 4%, Boston Globe Reports

Botswana this year has reduced its rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission to less than 4%, the Boston Globe reports. According to some experts, the decrease is the result of policy changes and political support for programs aimed at... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Caribbean Reduces Rate of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission; Officials Express Concern Over Possible Funding Reductions

"[T]he Caribbean is on the verge of becoming the first region in the world to eliminate" mother-to-child HIV transmission by 2015, the Christian Science Monitor reports, noting that "thanks to an influx of foreign funding, [the region] has led... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Its Transmission

Introduction How HIV Is Transmitted HIV in the Environment Households Businesses and Other Settings Kissing Biting Saliva, Tears and Sweat Insects Effectiveness of Condoms Introduction Research has revealed a great deal of valuable... Read more »
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HIV from oral sex when u have dry lips (Accutane)?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Im currently on Accutane (very strong acne medication) and ive been on it for about 4 months. Ever since I started using it my lips have been very dry and i sometimes even have herpes 1 breakouts on my lips because of accutane (thus my lips get... Read more »

Oral HI.V. transmission

Posted by Anonymous
For one, myself and her do not have H.I.V. but i had a cut on my lip when i was giving her oral (eating her out), i know the risks of recieving H.I.V. are extremly low but i'm scared that something could happen because what if my blood got into her... Read more »

Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »

lip sores unprotected oral hiv risk

Posted by smkl, 1 Reply
Hello

I am aware that risk from unprotected insertive fellatio is relatively lower.
But what is freaking me out is that post the episode- I discovered a single sore on the inside of her lips- it was not red or yellow, but just as the same texture and... Read more »