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Gums bleed and I performed anilingus on someone that is HIV+

Hi,I believe I asked a question close to this before, but I didn't make clear that my gums bleed often and are very sensitive. i performed aniligus on a partner that we found out later has HIV.. I only used my tongue and we we didn't do anything...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Whether you should be or should not be worried may not be the relevant point here. You clearly already are worried. The bottom line is always: if you feel you've placed yourself at risk for HIV, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month... Read more »

Bleeding Gums and Unprotected anal sex

Hi Dr Bob,As the title suggests I do have couple of issues bothering me at the moment. I was in... Read more »

Tit sucking with bleeding gums (update)

Dr. Frascino - Thanks for your patience in answering these questions, and in particular for... Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...butreal risk. Tips for 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...more difficult for blood or sexual fluid to get into your body. Be aware of your body and your partner's. Cuts, sores, or bleeding gums increase the risk of spreading HIV. Rough physical activity also increases the risk. Even small injuries... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...extremely rare cases of HIV being transmitted via deep "French" kissing but in each case, infected blood was exchanged due to bleeding gums or sores in the mouth. Because of this remote risk, it is recommended that individuals who are... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...or vaginal fluids in your mouth. Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact with blood. Bad oral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease) can make oral sex much riskier. Use a mint instead of brushing your teeth before sex.... Read more »
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My bad, read it tho, gums were bleeding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://www.aegis.com/news/re/1997/re970708.html Read more »

Please help!!!! Uprotected oral and bleeding gums

Posted by boogen52
...was involved in 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... Read more »

bleeding gums

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had a single indicident of unprotected vaginal sex 2 months ago, and I have had severe bleeding gums in the past month or so. Does anyone know if this could be a sign of seroconversion or immunosuppression? It's really getting Read more »

receiving oral sex from partner with bleeding gums

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can help. I am female, and I received oral sex from a man with a sketchy sexual history. He has very poor teeth, and I assume bleeding gums, although I can't be sure of that. He had just brushed his teeth before this happened. The oral sex was... Read more »