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Dry Mouth After Sharing Sex Toys Worried I Have HIV

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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

... Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment.
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Shared Cocaine Snorting Straw With Someone, and Worried (HEPATITIS C and SNORTING COCAINE, 2008)

About two weeks ago I shared a straw to snort cocaine with a friend twice in one night. Now I am feeling extremely worried that I could have contracted HIV, Hep C, or Hep B. How much of a risk did I put myself at? I don't recall noticing any blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...blood on the dollar bill would be extremely low at best. However, even you have not contracted a bloodborne pathogen, such as HIV or hepatitis, I'm still concerned about your health, because you are using cocaine. Cocaine can rob you of your... Read more »

Oral Sex and Dry mouth

I would like to know if there is any link to oral sex and dry mouth i gave a man oral sex for just a few minutes he did not cum in my mouth. That same day and for the following week i had terrible dry mouth and a white tongue i have never...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...that he did not cum in your mouth greatly reduces your risk for infection. I am not aware of any information that suggests a dry mouth would increase the risk of transmission for the person performing oral sex. Maybe your white tongue is simply... Read more »

HIV transmission from shared anal sex toys?

Question for Dr Bob Frascino:Please can you advise whehter in your professional opinion I am at risk of having contracted HIV thanks. I'm hetero and have always enjoyed my g/f's using butt plugs and strap-on toys on me (kinky but fun!). Not having...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Kinky-But-Fun Steve,HIV does not survive very long outside the body. That, plus the fact the hooker wrapped her strap-on stump before she started to Read more »

dry eyes/dry mouth = HIV?

Dr. Dieterich,I am at a loss. I have been having problems with dry eyes and dry mouth over the past 6 months. My tear production was measured and is 1/2 of what a normal person should produce. I also have a dry mouth which causes discomfort...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...symptom. If really severe, it can be part of the Sicca syndrome which is an autoimmune illness. If you have any worries about HIV, GET TESTED! DTD Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...Sex Thinking it Through Sexual Harm Reduction Most people know that serious, even life-threatening, infections like HIV, hepatitis and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) can be passed from one person to another through sex. One... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...asking questions. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention. (2003). Fact Sheet: HIV and its transmission: Retrieved March 2003. Heft, L., et. al. (1997). Fact... Read more »
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Oral Sex (I am worried) PLS HELP

Posted by innocent2008, 2 Replies
...and i need someone to advice me... This is my story :- I'm living & working at Cameroon, and as mostly of people know that HIV is too much here as well as other African countries, and i made many relations here with women (normal or... Read more »

dry mouth

Posted by Anonymous
...or four of those i was giving head to precame -- what is the risk of infection this way.... Over the past month I have had dry mouth and coated tounge and am wondering if I could possilby be infected... I worry about it every day non stop -- i... Read more »

Had sex without a condom and I am very worried.

Posted by latin12, 3 Replies
...time telling anyone about this experience. I don't want to tell my friends or loved ones about this because I don't want to worry them. Nevertheless, I would like to share this with other gay men who can possibly empathize with my particular... Read more »

Dry Mouth, Thrush?

Posted by TheTyger, 3 Replies
...One of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that Read more »