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Gum Disease And Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Sharing drink with gum-diseased HIV + guy

Dear Dr. Bob, Is there a risk drinking from the same glass with gum-diseased hiv + people ? Is it needed to have 3 months elisa testing after the exposure? or just woohooing ? Thank you.Asian fans
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Asian fan,Neither ELISA testing nor WOO-HOOing is needed in this situation, as there really is no significant HIV risk. However, what is needed is a few more glasses around the house, don't you think?Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

am i at risk??

dear specialist, thank you for your time, i had protected sex three times in one night with a very... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Links Acid Produced From Gum Disease With HIV

...will be published in the March issue of the Journal of Immunology , marks the first time a link has been discovered between gum disease and HIV, although previous research has linked gum disease with diabetes and heart disease. According to... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, March 12, 2009

...CD4 counts drop far more slowly than HIVers from Europe. (Article from aidsmap.com)   Study Links Acid Produced From Gum Disease to HIV Progression Can gum disease worsen HIV disease? That's what a team of Japanese researchers is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or 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... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...Safer Oral Sex Oral sex is more risky if you or your partner have an untreated STD, badoral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease), or take ejaculate (cum) inthe mouth. There are things you can do to reduce the risk associated with... Read more »
Connect With Others

Gum Disease and Powerade situation

Posted by livenow, 3 Replies
...myself, her friend and my husband. Myself and the friend of my sister both had "blue" Powerades. The friend appeared to have gum disease. Not remembering or not paying attention to which Powerade was mine, I accidentally drank from the friend's... Read more »

Confused

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ok, I'm confused. I talked to the cdc today and asked them about kissing. She said if you have gingivitis it is possible to get infected? Now do your gums have to bleeding or is it safe to say that maybe you have gingivits but no bleeding gums... Read more »

Guys, should i worry?

Posted by elisa101, 1 Reply
As mentioned earlier, my incident was kissing a karaoke girl and i tasted blood. Took an elisa at 20 over days- result negative. Recently i had high fever for a day. After taking two dosages of paracetamol, the fever went off. Cured in a day. Now... Read more »

Please help!!!! Uprotected oral and bleeding gums

Posted by boogen52
...unprotected oral sex recieved from and given to a girl of the same age with unknown HIV/AIDS status. I have bleeding gums or gum disease which is something that terrifies me to no end. I found out later on that she had been a heavy drug user... Read more »