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Lip Kissing, Cracked Lips, Gum Disease And Hiv

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Cracked lips

Hi dr. ShannonIs there a possibility of transmittion if I drank from the same bottle with a peson whos lips were cracked and had some blood on and it was on the bottle neck(edge) and if i have bleeding gums?Thank you!...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiYou cannot get HIV from casual contact or sharing utensils or cups. HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid through anal, vaginal or oral sex. HIV begins to die once it leaves the body and is unable to infect. If... Read more »

Can u get AIDS by kissing(lips 2 lips)

hi there i was wondering if one could get AIDS just by kissing someone.[tongue to tongue]I WOULD... Read more »

Injured lip while kissing. Risk?

Hello!I am sorry to bother you again with such a question. I am certain you heard this a lot of... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Crack Users Say Pipe Program Helps Them Stay Healthy

Nearly a year ago, the city of Ottawa augmented its needle-exchange program, which began in 1991, with a controversial safer-inhalation initiative to distribute clean pipe kits to crack cocaine users. Ottawa adopted the program based on a report... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Council Kills Crack Pipe Program

On Wednesday, the Ottawa City Council was expected to review a controversial crack pipe distribution program. Instead, it voted to end the outreach entirely. Because crack pipe users can experience cuts to their lips, pipe-sharing among users can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Free Crack Mouthpieces on the Way

As early as April, British Columbia's Ministry of Health will allocate funds to buy sterile surgical tubing to help prevent crack-cocaine smokers from transmitting diseases while sharing pipes. "People who smoke crack often burn their lips and have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada Study Finds Link Between Smoking Crack, HIV

Daily smoking of crack cocaine is an independent risk factor for HIV infection, according to a nine-year study involving 1,048 injection drug users (IDUs) in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. When the study began in 1996, only 11.6 percent of the... Read more »
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Freaking out: A stripper's nipple and a cracked stingy lip

Posted by spearo, 2 Replies
I was out of state and was drinking with a bunch of buddies. Of course we went to a strip club. I decided to get a lapdance - and my mouth came in contact with the stripper's breast a couple of times for a few seconds. Due to the arid region, I had... Read more »

eyelids swelling joint pain thrush on lips

Posted by Anonymous
can anyone tell me is this related to hiv infection? Read more »

is chapped lips a sign of hiv infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had a high risk encounter and a few weeks after got really cracked chapped lips.I happened to have other symptoms as well just curious cause I haven't heard much about it being a symptom. Read more »

HIV from oral sex when u have dry lips (Accutane)?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Im currently on Accutane (very strong acne medication) and ive been on it for about 4 months. Ever since I started using it my lips have been very dry and i sometimes even have herpes 1 breakouts on my lips because of accutane (thus my lips get... Read more »