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Risks Of Contracting HIV From Bleeding Gums

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Gums bleed and I performed anilingus on someone that is HIV+

Hi,I believe I asked a question close to this before, but I didn't make clear that my gums bleed often and are very sensitive. i performed aniligus on a partner that we found out later has HIV.. I only used my tongue and we we didn't do anything...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...relevant point here. You clearly already are worried. The bottom line is always: if you feel you've placed yourself at risk for HIV, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. Your HIV-acquisition risk remains very low.Good luck.Dr.... Read more »

contaminated HIV blood in an apple, possible to infect?

Dear Mark,Say for example there's an apple and it was contaminated with a drop of fresh blood with... Read more »

Tit sucking with bleeding gums (update)

Dr. Frascino - Thanks for your patience in answering these questions, and in particular for... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...extremely rare cases of HIV being transmitted via deep "French" kissing but in each case, infected blood was exchanged due to bleeding gums or sores in the mouth. Because of this remote risk, it is recommended that individuals who are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Pre-Chewed Food, Researchers Say

...in the U.S. since 1993 ( New York Times , 2/7). In at least two of the cases, the infants' mothers were HIV-positive and had bleeding gums or mouth sores while they were pre-chewing food for their children (AP/Google.com, 2/6). The researchers... Read more »
The Well Project

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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
...days now I have sores in my throat like strep ,blisters on lips and a lot of diarrhea .I have asked others and say its not HIV just nervousness.Ive heard you cant get anything from swallowing and giving head and I never really worried before. I... 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 »

Gum Disease and Powerade situation

Posted by livenow, 3 Replies
...accidentally drank from the friend's bottle. I spit the drink out immediately. Is it possible that I could have contracted HIV from this man if his gums were bleeding, seeing as how I had a cut/bump at the very top of my gums? Would the... Read more »

receiving oral sex from partner with bleeding gums

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can help. I am female, and I received oral sex from a man with a sketchy sexual history. He has very poor teeth, and I assume bleeding gums, although I can't be sure of that. He had just brushed his teeth before this happened. The oral sex was... Read more »