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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...swimming in the same pool as someone with HIV. Some people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of HIV have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears. However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp, pointed food. To infect someone, the virus has to...
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Oral Sex Infection Through The Lining of the Mouth??

Dr. Bob,This is the second time I am asking you this question. I have been so upset. I am a hetero woman and I had unprotected oral sex (giving and rec.) He went down on me for about 20-25 min. I did not cum. I went down on him until he came. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is 1 per 10,000 exposures. Your estimated risk would be even less, because we do not know the HIV status of your partner. The mouth is lined with a mucous membrane, like the lining of the urethra or vagina, which can absorb HIV. "Cuts" are not... Read more »

DONATION!!! Possibility of HIV infection from someone else's paper cut? PLEASE HELP! Losing sleep

I was with a gay male aquaintance [status unknown]when he realized he had a bleeding paper cut. He was bleeding rather rapidly and started shaking his hand to try to make the bleeding stop. However, he was shaking it less than a foot from my face....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV risk is nonexistent. Yep, that's right zero, zip, zilch!!! Got it? Good!Now go to bed and get some sleep. Those dark circles under your eyes are not a good look for you.Pleasant dreams.Dr. Bob Read more »

Men performing oral sex on female with mouth cuts is the inserter or receptor?

I am a 55 yr. old male.I have been irresponsible over the last few years by frequenting the service of prostitutes. I had always used latex condoms for intercourse. However, I received and performed oral sex with this population of women.I have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmission from oral sex is extremely low. Your fears, even with your tongue problems, are unwarranted. Your new girlfriend's lung infection and fatigue are not worrisome for HIV. What are your chances of being HIV negative? Excellent!You can... Read more »

Precum got on open cut - broken/infected nail

Hello. I have yet another anxiety ridden post about a possible transmission. I was giving a hand job to a 42 year old gay male and he had a very large amount of precum that got on my hands and nails. I bite my nails visciously and I had small...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The activity you engaged in--giving somebody a handjob--is not a "highly likely transmission route." You need to remember that many, many people bite their nails, and there is no evidence that anyone has been infected by giving a handjob. This... Read more »
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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...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 risk associated with oralsex: Don't have oral sex if you or your... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These can be damaged easily, which gives HIV a way to get into the body.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...the flu. When either person has open sores that get exposed to infected fluids. These could be cold sores, genital herpes, mouth ulcers, syphilis sores, or other cuts or breaks in the skin. When there is exposure to infected blood . When... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...vagina, and rectum. Those with HIV can get worse sores in the rectum and cervical areas. HPV can also cause problems in the mouth or on the tongue or lips. Other types of HPV can cause abnormal cell growth known as dysplasia. Dysplasia can... Read more »
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what's the risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...ago, I had unprotected oral sex with an FDNY firefighter after a night out in Manhattan. i don't think i got any semen in my mouth (it was all over my clothes and everywhere else) but i am still freaked out over the possibility of having... Read more »

college student... scared as hell

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...him if he knew his status, and he said he was negative but that didn't do much to relieve my fears. Right now, the roof of my mouth is very pale ( it had a spot or 2 a couple days ago) and my tongue is sort of pale. I'm sure reading this you are... Read more »

small cut and infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...fully ejaculate. It was brief. Anyways I had bit my nails a couple hours before this, and later that night I noticed some minor cuts/redness on the side of my middle and index fingernails where I bit the nails. What do you guys think is the... Read more »

Crazy Infection Risk!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...weeks after a very odd situation. I was visiting with a couple, one of whom is hiv+... He prepared a sandwich for me. He had cut his finger at the time while slicing a tomato for the sandwich. Is it in anyway possible that a small amount of... Read more »