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Fresh Cuts and HIVThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

You say that someone can be infected through "frsh cuts, open sores, abbrations" etc. My question is what constitutes an open sore or fresh cut? You also say that they can be so small as to not be seen! I masterbate with guys from time to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.First of all, if a cut is beginning to heal, or if it has a scab on it, it isno longer considered a fresh open cut, and is not a direct access to thebloodstream. But the larger the cut, and the fresher the cut, the... Read more »

cut mouth after oral...2nd try...donation made

I know that having cuts in the mouth would increase the risk of HIV tranmission from oral sex. In... Read more »

kissing with cuts in mouth

Hi Dr. Bob- First off thanks for the tremendous work you do at answering all of our questions as... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: State's AIDS Drug Program Largely Safe From Cuts

California's AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) should be mostly spared from $12.4 billion in state budget cuts proposed to help plug a $19.1 billion deficit, advocates say. However, utilization controls proposed for Medi-Cal remain a concern. ... Read more »
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HIV and the Mouth

Starting and Keeping Good Oral Health Disclosing Your HIV Status Oral Conditions of HIV Disease Abnormal Cell Growth Bacterial Infections Viral Infections Fungal Infections Concerns for HIV-Positive People Considering or Who Currently Have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Cutting Through AIDS Myth -- Black Barbershops Doing Part to Educate About Disease

At In the Cut barbershop, 1325 E. Livingston Ave. in Columbus, barbers and customers cracked jokes during a recent discussion about safe sex. But the laughter quickly faded once Preston F. Mitchell II of the Tobias Project told them more than half... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ask the HIV Specialist: How Safe Is Safe?

Helen C. Koenig, M.D., M.P.H. Q: I am in a relationship with an HIV-positive man with an undetectable viral load. I am negative. We refrain from oral and anal sex. Last night while masturbating some of his semen got on my hand and I had an... Read more »
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Not So Safe?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone here know if a tongue and Prince Albert piercing would put me at greater risk for transmission of HIV. I have had 5 instances of either or both insertive and receptive oral sex. However, the most I may have been exposed to when giving... Read more »

Is Oral Sex Safe--NO!!!!

Posted by fdjk3, 2 Replies
I just read "Study: HIV Infection from Receptive Oral Sex is Rare" http://www.thebody.com/bp/oct01/prev_conf.html
It implies that the risk from oral sex is zero. I know from firsthand experience that this is not true. I got HIV through oral sex. For... Read more »

Mouth sores

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Six months ago I had protected sex with a hooker and used a latex condom. When I was done and I took off the condom a small portion of the gel lubricant smeared on the bottom half of my penis which I quickly wiped off. No fever, but I got achy for... Read more »

Oral sex and mouth ulcers

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Few days ago I had protected sex with a partner of unknown status. We also had unprotected oral sex.

However, over the past week weeks I have been experiencing discomfort under my tongue and have discovered that I have a small mouth ulcer on the... Read more »