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Probability Of Getting HIV From Sore In Mouth

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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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hiv strain

hello my exposure is probably rare compared to everyone else i am in the navy and 4 months ago went overseas to Thailand and got very intoxicated and had unprotected sex with a csw when i returned home about a month later sore throat hot flashes...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...The standard HIV Elisa and Western Blot confirmatory test will work with subtype E infections. Your symtoms may also be due to sexualy transmitted Read more »

Mouth-to-Anus contact during Recal Bleeding: HIV Risk?

I'm an HIV- gay man. I recently had sexual contact with a man who told me it was his "first" time with another man (but given it was anonymous in nature, who really knows?! He could have meant I was the first one that evening! Anyway, when I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...e.g. hepatitis, intestinal parasites, etc. The real question here is that blood may or may not have come in contact with your mouth or tongue. Other pieces of the equation include the facts that we do not know if your partner is HIV-positive or... Read more »

Gay sex with an HIV+ Man

Recently I engaged in sex with a man that I knew to be HIV+. We both had unprotected oral sex, and we performed protected anal sex where I was the receiver. No ejaculation occurred on his part, nor do I recall tasting any pre-ejaculate fluid while...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...sex. Other factors, like the condition of your oral health, your immune response, and his viral load, may have some role in the likelihood of transmission when performing oral sex. Condoms that are used correctly and that remain intact during sex... Read more »

oral sex once can I get hiv, Please help!!!

Doctor Kull I am a 19 year old girl. I recently gave oral sex to a male friend of mine. His girlfriend before that had cheated on him with a person who was to have been rumored to have stds. a couple weeks after oral sex I got a cold with a sore...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...your mucous membranes (like the lining of the urethra, vagina, rectum, or mouth), there is a risk of transmission. The actual LIKELIHOOD of transmission is a different story, and in your case it's really low. If you're interested, there are ways... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...possible to be infected with HIV through oral sex or in rare cases through deep kissing, especially if you have open sores in your mouth or bleeding gums. For more information, see the following Fact Sheets: 150: Stopping the Spread of HIV ... Read more »
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How Risky Is It?

...is from sharing needles to inject drugs with someone who is infected with HIV. When you share needles, there is a very high probability that someone else's blood will be injected into your bloodstream. Hepatitis virus can also be transmitted by... Read more »
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Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...ARVs according to instructions, on schedule, and not to skip or reduce doses. How Is Trizivir Taken? Trizivir is taken by mouth as a tablet. The normal adult dose is one tablet, two times a day. Each tablet includes 300 milligrams (mg) of... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...can be frequent, can cause great discomfort and can add to the decline of health in HIV disease. Candidiasis can occur in the mouth, throat, windpipe, vagina or on the skin. It can also spread throughout the body. While this is rare, it is... Read more »
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hiv transmits through kissing

Posted by maruti, 2 Replies
...this is vipin my age is 26,last week i kissed one girl its a open mouth kiss for 20secs,there was no blood in my mouth,no cuts,there is any chance to get hiv infection for me,plz help me i was scared Read more »

worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...really having problem getting on with life right now,i am becoming paranoid,i want to take a test to check for hepatithis and HIV but the windows of 3 months is too long,and my paranoia is making it hard to get on with my everyday life,i dont... Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

Conflicting HIV information for transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...During the summer I was seeing someone. We didn't have intercourse, but there was a couple of dates where we did a lot of open mouth kissing and I did receive a blowjob from her for a couple of minutes unprotected. I never gave her oral and we... Read more »