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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Nipple Biting

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Risk of biting on nipples with exposure to blood

Two weeks ago my HIV+ partner was biting my nipples and suddenly he started bleeding through the nose. Some of the blood fell on the nipple he was biting. I immediately washed the blood away, but I'm afraid I might have gotten infected. His...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.This is one of those unpredictable situations that nobody can expect to happen ahead of time. In real life, strange things do happen. When you are trying to determine your risk of infection (whether it is a common... Read more »

Nipple Biting & Exposure to Blood

Hi RobertFirst of all, I must say I really admire your positive outlook in life and your work for... Read more »

Extended nipple sucking and possible HIV transmission if blood present

Dear Dr. Bob. -- thanks a million for this service. You have my donation too. I read through the... Read more »
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AIDS United

HIV-Positive Prisoner David Plunkett Released

David Plunkett, an HIV-infected man who was convicted of biting a police officer, was released from prison on Thursday, July 19. The New York Superior Court ruled that a person living with HIV biting another person does not constitute a deadly... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion: "HIV 'Cure' at Risk From Budget Cuts"

"The automatic cuts in federal spending known as sequestration could take a bite out of crucial medical research, such as the recently unveiled study in which a toddler was cured of HIV. The National Institutes of Health, which co-funded the study,... Read more »
The Michigan Messenger

Michigan Lawmakers Decry Case Charging HIV-Positive Man With Terrorism for Biting

A neighborhood tussle in October became an issue of terror when an HIV-positive man was charged with attempted bioterrorism for allegedly biting his neighbor while the two were fighting one another, the Michigan Messenger reports. Several Michigan... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Advocates Stage Protest Following Death of HIV-Positive Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Biting Prison Guard

AIDS advocates on Thursday chanted and staged a mock funeral at the home of a retired judge to protest the 1990 sentencing of an HIV-positive inmate, who died in prison in November 2003, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. About 75 people from... Read more »
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Scared about possible HIV infection

Posted by Timothywong, 1 Reply
Hi Doctor,

I am gay. I met a guy yesterday. He sucked my nipples and was biting the nipples also while sucking them. He was also pulling my nipples with his teeth. I am not sure if he had bleeding gums. There were some cuts around my nipple.

I would... Read more »

Biting and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ok... I know the sensible thing to do if you have any concerns about HIV is to get tested but I am not sure if I am over reacting or if I have cause for concern... I was kissing a guy whos HIV status I am unaware of and I bit his lip and I believe a... Read more »

Human Bite and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I had a bizzare experience. On September 15, 2004, I met a girl for the first time. We were having some conversation inside my car. All of a sudden she licked me a couple of times on my neck and bit me pretty hard on my right arm and made a pink... Read more »

nipple no-no?

Posted by itsme04, 2 Replies
Thanks to anyone who can give me advice. Last Fall, I was with a guy who is positive. We did mutual masturbation and he sucked my nipples a bit hard, leaving a few bite marks, one nipple scabbed over a bit. Thats what I worry about. I did not... Read more »