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Bleeding gums/transmission of HIV infection

My brother is HIV positive and has ANUG. He frequently has fresh blood around his upper front teeth. Is it possible for me to be "at risk" by kissing him on the lips when blood is present? How about sharing the same fork when he is bleeding? ...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...sharing eating utensils, drinking glasses, etc. A bigger question is why your brother continues to have an issue with actively bleeding gums (gingiva). The treatment for periodontal conditions in HIV positive persons is not difficult. In some... Read more »

contaminated HIV blood in an apple, possible to infect?

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HIV and gums

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Safer Sex Guidelines

...more difficult for blood or sexual fluid to get into your body. Be aware of your body and your partner's. Cuts, sores, or bleeding gums increase the risk of spreading HIV. Rough physical activity also increases the risk. Even small injuries... Read more »
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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...butreal risk. Tips for Safer Oral Sex Oral sex is more risky if you or your partner have an untreated STD, badoral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease), or take ejaculate (cum) inthe mouth. There are things you can do to reduce the... Read more »
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My bad, read it tho, gums were bleeding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://www.aegis.com/news/re/1997/re970708.html Read more »

HELP-oral infection-with a twist?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...considered "low" risk. But, here is the thing, 30 min after I brushed my teeth vigerously and made my gums bleed. COuld the gum bleeding after oral infect me??? I am freaked about the possibility. I had a neg test at 7 and 10 weeks post... Read more »

Quick Question...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...HIV? I would think that it would put the person that I am doing it to at a greater risk because they are recieving some of my blood from my gums...what I want to know is if I am at risk too because of the bleeding? Read more »

just curious...

Posted by brcurious, 3 Replies
...get it fromm kissing, but then there is that qualification that there are theoretically circumstances were one person may have bleeding gums and the other may have bleeding gums...blah blah blah...I am just very concerned that this may be an... Read more »