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Lip Kissing With Sores And Gum Disease And Hiv

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Transmission through kissing with gum issues

Hi Dr. Shannon and thank you for this wonderful forum!I read through archive answers but I am not sure I have the answer to my questions. I did some deep kissing with three individuals in one night (yes, it was a challenge on a drinking game we...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of acquisition of the virus is practically zero. For the... Read more »

hepatitis c and deep kissing with gum disease please help

i reacently deeply kissed (many times) a guy I just recently found out is Hepatitis C Positive. I... Read more »

French kissing with gums that were bleeding may cause HIV?

I had a girlfriend who is sexually active but I wasnt aware until we broke up. She would always... Read more »
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San Francisco General Hospital

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

If you were anywhere near a television set last summer, you inevitably heard about that case of HIV infection that appears to have resulted from kissing and kissing alone. And, admit it -- the news gave you at least a moment's pause. You couldn't... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Links Acid Produced From Gum Disease With HIV

A recent study conducted by researchers in Japan found that an acid produced in the mouth because of gum disease might promote the progression of HIV, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. According to the researchers, the study, which will be published in... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sexually-Transmitted Infections for HIV-Positive People

STDs (sexually transmitted disease) that cause ulcerations (sores on the skin, including on or inside the genitals, mouth, or rectum) can dramatically increase the risk of picking up HIV, due to the fact that ulcers and open sores provide an easy... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Decreased HIV in Circumcised Males Not Caused By Reduction of STI Sores

The decreased incidence of HIV infections in males who were circumcised is not primarily due to a reduction in sores from conditions such as herpes, according to a PLoS Medicine study that analyzed "data from 2 clinical trials including more than... Read more »
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lip sores unprotected oral hiv risk

Posted by smkl, 1 Reply
Hello

I am aware that risk from unprotected insertive fellatio is relatively lower.
But what is freaking me out is that post the episode- I discovered a single sore on the inside of her lips- it was not red or yellow, but just as the same texture and... Read more »

gums

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a low risk encounter 2 months ago when a sexworker bit my lip while kissing. I tested negative at 34 days. I just wanted to answer a question. I noticed that my gums are inflamed, so i decided to start brushing them constantly, so one day i... Read more »

HIV THRU KISSING

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Pliz give me all the cases of ppl who acquired the HIV thru kissing, no matter if they had sores or bleeding gums, but ALL of the reported cases of HIV transmitted thru kissing. Read more »

Gum Disease and Powerade situation

Posted by livenow, 3 Replies
Greetings All,

I recently helped my sister move. She hired a friend she works with to help her. She passed out Powerade bottles to myself, her friend and my husband. Myself and the friend of my sister both had "blue" Powerades. The friend appeared to... Read more »