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The Well Project

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

...dental dam or a condom that has been cut open. Then stretch the damor condom over the vagina or anus with the lubed side facing down. This givesyou a thin barrier between your mouth and the vagina or anus. (Some people useplastic food wrap as a barrier. While plastic wrap has been shown to preventthe transmission of herpes infections, there is no proof that it will preventthe transmission of HIV.) Avoid vaginal oral sex during...
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You are the only person I can turn to; please respond.

I have emailed several times about the ability of HIV to leave a non-bleeding open cut. I have found much information in the archives about it entering the body through a non bleeding open cut, but never leaving.I recently took a friend to a party...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. The chances of this happening are a quantum leap beyond extremely remote.2. No.3. No, absolutely not. If HIV were transmitted that easily, it would have wiped out the entire planet long ago.Stop worrying about this non-risk! Thanks for your... Read more »

Can you get HCV from drink/food if there is boold?

Dear doctor!I was recently on holiday and I ordered a drink from hotel bar. When I received the drink and started drinking it with straw I saw that the waitress had a small bleeding cut on her finger with couple of drops of blood. I didnt see any...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Yes I am going to agree that you can relax and forget about it.I am very happy that you enjoy the site. Thanks! Read more »

cuts in lips

lately I have been sharing drinks through glasses with a person who has a possibility of HIV virus,then I found out that I have tiny cuts on my lips due the hot weather that dry my lips.Will I get infected?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...see HIV being transmitted through kissing. The CDC has never documented a case of HIV transmission through sharing a drink or food with an infected person. It is highly unlikely that you would be infected by sharing drinks.RMK Read more »

HIV nose mucus enters clapped cut lips

A realative of mines is infected with HIV/AIDS. I gave this relative a kiss on the cheak, thinking that It was not possible to become infected. Unfortunately my relatives nose was dripping mucus due to the cold weather. Some of the mucus fom her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp, pointed food. To infect someone, the virus has to get past the body's defenses. These include skin and saliva. If your skin is... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...anus. It is also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract. The gut plays an important role in keeping you healthy. It is where food is broken down, digested, and the nutrients absorbed into the system. It is also one of the body's first immune... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...crack or crystal meth may also be a co-factor in transmission of HIV because it can cause severe burns or cuts on the mouth and lips. These cuts or burns can serve as a transmission site for HIV or other blood-borne infections during oral sex or... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...transmitted from someone who has no symptoms, using the precautions listed below is not enough to prevent transmission. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration approved Valtrex for use in preventing transmission of genital herpes. It has to... Read more »
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hickie and cuts?

Posted by yummychocolate, 1 Reply
...hickie(which left a red mark on me), and touched a guy's penis(which seemed moist) and then touched a one day old open cut on my lower lip, and he rubbed his own penis(which might have been a bit moist from his semen, then he touched my genitals... Read more »

please help me. deep kiss and cuts .

Posted by ind234567, 2 Replies
...later 100% suspect of being HIV infected. during the sex, we had deep hard kissing for 5 minutes or so and it resulted in my lips getting minor cuts and scratches. now i believe the girl did it on purpose to infect max no of people. im scared... Read more »

cut and blood ?

Posted by aggdog91, 1 Reply
...my bf got a got a cut from a door he can not tell if its his blood or not or if he even got a cut he does not know what to Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...touch anything that he touched because of it. I think that "ohh, maybe I can catch it from that". The other night, we ordered food....I wanted another chicken wing, and he took it out of the bag with his fork.....as much as I wanted it, I... Read more »