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Hiv And Chapped Lips Or Saliva

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chapped lip and blood

hello i had kissing but not really deep deep kissing and realised that i had a chapped lip, slight bleed, . I do not know the sttaus of my partnerPlease let me know the risk involvedcant sleep!
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...for infection. The fact that your lips were chapped and bleeding does not have much relevance, since you were only exposed to saliva. The saliva of HIV infected people contains very noninfectious levels of virus. The odds might be different if... Read more »

please respond...life spiraling out of control.. what i thought was safe turned into a nightmare!

hi doc your website is great, im a gay male who's pretty much done nothing sexual and a super... Read more »

New Friends have HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT)

My wife met a nice couple and we have been hanging out with them. They told her when they first... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...Symptoms include: Severe fatigue (tiredness) Difficulty breathing Rapid heart rate Pale skin Decreased pinkness of the lips, gums, lining of the eyelids, nail beds, and palms Feeling cold Confusion or loss of concentration Dizziness or... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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is chapped lips a sign of hiv infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently had a high risk encounter and a few weeks after got really cracked chapped lips.I happened to have other symptoms as well just curious cause I haven't heard much about it being a symptom. Read more »

My Hour of Truth has Come Part III: The Final Chap

Posted by MiamiLat, 5 Replies
...advised that a 6 mos test is not necessary. Still, I feel I need to go through with this test to bring closure to this eye-opening chapter in my life. This experience has truly been a big wake up call on different levels. I am scheduled to test... Read more »

Question about infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...risk. I ran the scenario by my husband and he fears there is a posibility of infection. THere was no blood on the tube or saliva (which I don't believe carried the HIV virus.) I wanted to run this by some other people to get their views. I... Read more »

Biting and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the virus or even just the mucuous membrane contact with the blood... It was about a drop or two of blood at best... also my lips were chapped which I am unsure if that increases my risks. My anxiety was also worsened because about two days later... Read more »