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Blood in mouth and kissing risk

I had a long open mouth make out session with a guy I didn't really know very well several days ago. I later found out that he's bisexual and very promiscuous. Of course, now I'm developing a sore throat. I don't believe there...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No. HIV is not transmitted by kissing. DW... Read more »

Blood in mouth follow-up question

Hi Dr Bob,I recently asked the question about the blood in mouth experience at the take out... Read more »

Blood in mouth

Hi there,There seems to be a lot of conflicting information about blood in the mouth as a potential... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? Don't Ignore Mouth Problems! What Are the Signs of HIV in the Mouth? The Bottom Line How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? In the early years of the HIV epidemic, dentists were often the first health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HPV Linked to Spike in Cancers of the Mouth

A decade ago, most of Dr. Brian Nussenbaum's oral cancer patients were men over age 60 who drank heavily and used tobacco. Now, the gender ratio is about even and most are ages 45-55, said Nussenbaum, an ear, nose, and throat doctor at Washington... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Protecting Patients and Professionals from Blood-Borne Diseases

Concern about transmission of AIDS and other blood-borne diseases during medical and dental treatment was heightened recently when a study found that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can survive in dental tools that are not heat-sterilized. ... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

High Blood Pressure -- Medicines to Help You

High blood pressure is a serious illness. High blood pressure is often called a "silent killer" because many people have it but do not know it. Some people do not feel sick at first. Over time, people who do not get treated for high blood... Read more »
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blood in mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ive been taking a class on culture and illness of pain and we recently talked about HIV. I was tested two years back and negative (I had no suspicion but did it anyways). However now I find myself out of my mind wondering/worrying if I could of... Read more »

A symptom? Blood taste in the mouth...

Posted by Anonymous
I think I can taste blood in my mouth, although i have put a tissue in it, and a piece of cotton wool, and still can't find any signs of bleeding. Is it due to low platelet count? Any other people with the same sensations?

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spit on eyes and mouth with saliva and black colour blood by an organophosphate poisoning patient

Posted by drsumit, 1 Reply
Respected sir,while working in the emergency department a patient came with organophosphate poisoning with hypersalivation and disoriented while i was inserting ryle's tube he strongly coughed and spit on me with saliva stainned with black colour... Read more »

No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
I just need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no... Read more »