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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Blood In Mouth

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hiv+ blood in mouth

Hi Dr Frascino,My partner is HIV+, and we were kissing quite passionately when I noticed blood smear covering three of his teeth.It turns out he had some gingivitis and the tips of his gums (where they point) were bleeding a little and i guess at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is not HIV infected.3.What we would do might not be applicable to what you should do! If a significant amount of HIV-infected blood comes into contact with mucous membranes, there is an HIV-transmission risk. Consequently, a course of PEP may be... Read more »

Please help Dr Bob! Possible transmission from prostitute with blood in her mouth!

Please help me out here Dr Bob as I'am Freaking out! Here goes my story. Everybody has always told... Read more »

Blood in mouth

Hi Dr. Frascino,I am having a lot of anxiety about a possible HIV exposure while eating food at a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...you did anything within the past six to 12 weeks that may have put you at risk for HIV . Remember: HIV has to get into your bloodstream in order to infect you, and that isn't going to happen during the course of most everyday activities. In... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...produced by the immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of HIV test look for signs that the virus itself is in the blood. When people already know they are infected with HIV they might get other "HIV" tests. These measure how quickly... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV targets and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells (sometimes called T-cells). HIV takes over CD4 cells and turns them into factories that... Read more »
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Blood on Food?

Posted by wbt9, 2 Replies
...My question is on the possibility of getting HIV from blood on a chicken sandwich? I know it might sound silly but would like some other opinions. I was getting a chicken sandwich from Read more »

blood in mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and now hookah pipe sharing with friends at hookah bars. Is this clearly irrational thought related to OCD? How much infected blood must be transferred via mouth in order to become infected? Websites mention open sores in the mouth, but what does... Read more »

HELP ! HELP ! Possible HIV Infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...filled my mouth with tap-water & rinsed my mouth. After spewing out, slowly I raised my head and, guess what, I found some blood (certainly NOT mine) mixed with some water by the side of the tap. What amazed me was that I did not EVEN notice... Read more »

Blood Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I went to my doctor today but did not tell him about my HIV worries. He has decided to do a blood test tomorrow although he says that he thinks i just have a cold. Do you think I have anything to worry about? Surely he would Read more »