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Risks Of Contracting HIV From Cut On Lip

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...diseases. Using your own 'works' is the best protection against potential exposure to HIV if you 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 exchange programs like the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's HIV Prevention Project . For syringe exchange...
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Oral w/cuts

Hello Dr. Frascino! I thoroughly enjoy reading the questions and answers in this forum as they provide me with valuable information in regards to the "situation" I'm currently facing. As others have noted you have quite a unique style of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...three-month HIV-antibody test will provide you with a definitive result. The odds remain all in your favor that you did not contract HIV.Regarding your symptoms, you are correct: You no one should attempt to diagnose HIV based on symptoms, as... Read more »

pre cum and oral sex

lets say i gave some one head they and they didn't cum in my mouth. The next day i did notice i had a cut on my chin. What would be the risk in your opinion that i could have contracted HIV.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Why would a cut on your chin worry you? I could see you wondering about a cut on your tongue or even your lip, but your chin??? Is there some new way to give blowjobs that involves intense "chinning?" Sounds kind of kinky! Relax Max. Even Read more »

Oral sex with sex worker and a cut lip

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am going nutz thinking about whether I have contracted hiv. To be brief, here is my situation. That night I had a very chapped lips which I pealed this one little area that was most irritating and it bled for a bit until it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...facts:1.Oral sex (cunnilingus) carries an extremely small risk for HIV transmission, even with the "pealed one little area" on your lip.2.Your symptoms are not indicative of or worrisome for HIV ARS. HIV-related symptoms do not begin "a few days"... Read more »

Wrong Place, Wrong time and scared to death

Hi, my story goes like this, i was in a corner store and a guy was getting rowdy and he ended up punching me in the choas and my tooth cut my lip from the inside and caused a small cut outside the lip that bleed also, i puched back in self defense...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I strongly doubt you have any risks. However, it may completely reassure you if you did get testing for your own peace of mind. Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...in 2006. Heterosexual sex is the most common mode of transmissionamong women in the US. Nearly three quarters of HIV+ women contracted the virusthrough sex with an HIV+ man. Heterosexual sex is also the main source of HIVtransmission for women... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...of Contents Older Women: An Overlooked Group Calling Attention to Transmission and Prevention Getting Tested for HIV HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic impactspeople of all ages, including older... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...drugs or alcohol. The presence of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can significantly increase one's chances of contracting HIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others... Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...question would be..IF and that is IF there had been a cut place or any blood on the barber mans hands or fingers, how long does hiv stay active outside the body in blood? I am so terrified of having to test again. I tested a few years back over... Read more »

PLEASE, someone help me? I'm so scared

Posted by John5000, 2 Replies
...Here is the abridged version of my story. 6 and half years ago I was in the Philippines (I'm from Britain) and I was out with my cousins. It was my birthyday and they took me to a girly bar of which there are Read more »

Hiv?

Posted by tromla, 2 Replies
...I have protected sex all the time,but my last partner of a a month ago ,had cuts,maybe sores on the lips,we did a lot of kissing and sucking on the lips,two weeks later i notice patches on my lips that wipe off easily,i am thinking Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...last year (april), my brother was diagnosed with HIV...it litterally tore our family apart. i will never forget the day i found out, it was one of the worst days of my life. when Read more »