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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Cut In Mouth

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The Well Project

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

...gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is not the onlysexual activity for most people, it is also difficult to single out oral sex asthe...
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blood in my mouth?

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all, thanks to you for being such a helpful and honest resource. I hope you take a moment every now and again to realize how many people's lives you are benefiting by being here.After the end of a long-term relationship I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for your kind comments!Regarding hypothetical HIV transmission risk, yes, an actively bleeding cut in the mouth would increase potential HIV transmission if that area were exposed to significant Read more »

cut mouth after oral...2nd try...donation made

I know that having cuts in the mouth would increase the risk of HIV tranmission from oral sex. In my case, however, I suffered a fairly bad cut to my lip/gums about 2 hours AFTER performing oral sex on a female escort (light licking, tongue did not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...same thing applies to getting a cut in your mouth two hours after "lunch at the Y," OK? You're stressed out over a nonexistent risk factor (cut post-cunnilingus). My advice is to realize that "stressed" spelled backwards is desserts! And that... Read more »

Oral sex risk with no cuts

Hi, What is the chance of catching HIV from performing felatio once on a person without protection, if he did not ejaculate and if their were no cuts or abrasions on or in the mouth? Thank you!
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...However, as far as HIV is concerned, receiving oral sex is extremely lowrisk. If you are GIVING someone oral sex, there is a risk of infection sincepre-cum, semen, vaginal secretions, and menstrual blood can get into yourmouth. The more of... Read more »

Foot Fetish and STD's

Dear Maribel!! I have a concern: I have a foot fetish and it means I love to suck on women's toes. I have done that to 5 or 6 girls so far but I just worry this could be a risky activity. And in one instance, I received a foot job (masturbation with...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...You can get any blood borne disease if there is the possibility of open wounds or lacerations in your mouth and toes.Also definitely you can have contact with other organisms as bacteria and fungus. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

... What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? There Are No Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women Who Have Sex With Women

...CDC, oral communication, March 2005). However, case reports of female-to-female transmission of HIV and the well-documented risk of female-to-male transmission 1 indicate that vaginal secretions and menstrual blood are potentially infectious... 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 Read more »

scared. PLEASE answer

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...today at lunch, i got some corn nuts out of the vending machine and ate them from my palm. what would be the risk if: 1. hiv + blood was on the corn packet, got on my hand then on the corn nuts, and in my mouth? 2. what would would be Read more »

Conflicting HIV information for transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...of info online saying you can! I'm so confused and feel stupid for what I did because I thought I was so smart knowing the risks. Obviously, I didn't. What is the truth? Andre Read more »

Fingering/heavy kissing

Posted by mrnoone, 1 Reply
...I am very worried that i might put my self at risk. i have fingered a few girls is thier any way i can get any thing from that. like if i had a hang nail or a very small cut that Read more »