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Risks Of Contracting AIDS From Sore In Mouth

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...CDC has not yet been able to establish how the transmission took place. No additional studies have found any evidence of transmission from provider to patient in health care settings. CDC has documented rare cases of patients contracting HIV in health care settings from infected donor tissue. Most of these cases occurred due to failures in following universal precautions and infection control guidelines. Most also occurred early in the HIV...
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Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help others and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your current concerns:1. White blood cells recruited to the site of herpes sores or blisters may increase susceptibility to HIV and facility HIV transmission. This is primarily a problem of an HIV-negative person with active herpetic lesions... Read more »

My Symptom-Oral sex-VVreast milk in mouth

Hi bob, I will donate but I have VISA ELECTRON Credit Card..plz guide me how to donate.1.A woman gave me blow job almost 5 times in 2 days..I had been feeling little pain on my penis after 2,3 blow jobs as it was frequent in just 2 days, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...who is and is not HIV infected. Your HIV-acquisition risk is very low. The odds are very much in your favor that you did not contract HIV from your sexperience.2. "Especially about the breast milk; few drops I got in my mouth?" A few drops of... Read more »

Kissing - With a sore in the mouth

Dr. Bob,Hope all is good with you. Thank you for the great service. I have been a proud donator of yours. I plan to contribute more. Also, is there any other help that we could provide apart from donations.Now coming to my (probably) useless...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk from the stripper kiss is completely nonexistent, even with all your "what ifs!" Remember the lyrics to the Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having sexual contact with an HIV-infected drug user. With 40,000 Americans contracting HIV each year, there are clearly many people who are still engaging in high-risk behaviors, and infection... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...can spread to the blood or joints. This condition can be life threatening. In addition, people with gonorrhea can more easily contract HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. HIV-infected people with gonorrhea can transmit HIV more easily to someone... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...by: Administering vaccines. Many HIV-positive people get a hepatitis-B vaccine and bacterial pneumonia vaccines, since contracting these diseases could be dangerous for immune suppressed people, Prescribing antiviral treatments and... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...choose to inject drugs. When people use a sterile syringe each time they inject, they are significantly reducing their risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis. In order to obtain sterile syringes, we encourage you to take advantage of syringe... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...However, this test is being increasingly used to detect recent infection at the viral load 'spike' that occurs when HIV is first contracted. This is usually at 2 -- 4 weeks after infection. Although a letter of diagnosis and actual treatment is... Read more »
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Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...recurring everytime I go off the creams. Meaning I got a yeast infection from receiving oral sex... (an extremely rare way to contract it) meaning the girl must've had oral thrush. About a month later in late October, I had anonymous sex again... Read more »

blood in mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...negative (I had no suspicion but did it anyways). However now I find myself out of my mind wondering/worrying if I could of contracted HIV threw simple things as toothbrushes and now hookah pipe sharing with friends at hookah bars. Is this... Read more »

Do HIV positive people have these symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...sweats, just will break out in a drenching sweat with the slightest physical activity. I also have noticed some sores in my mouth on occasion. Does Thrush look like a isolated sore here and there, or more like a coating over your mouth. Every... Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...This was followed by a continuation of and frequent sore throats and sinus infections, frequent dry cough, and occasional dry mouth, mild fatigue, and diarrhea. About 6 months after exposure noticed a rash w/bumps behind the ears, and has... Read more »