Sharing Drinks Cuts On My Lips

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...occur when sexual favors are exchanged for money to buy drugs like crack or crystal meth. Smoking crack or crystal meth may also be a co-factor in transmission of HIV because it can cause severe burns or cuts on the mouth and lips. These cuts or burns can serve as a transmission site for HIV or other blood-borne infections during oral sex or when sharing pipes used for smoking crack.
Ask the Experts

cuts in lips

lately I have been sharing drinks through glasses with a person who has a possibility of HIV virus,then I found out that I have tiny cuts on my lips due the hot weather that dry my lips.Will I get infected?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...is why we don't see HIV being transmitted through kissing. The CDC has never documented a case of HIV transmission through sharing a drink or food with an infected person. It is highly unlikely that you would be infected by sharing drinks.RMK Read more »

Did I make the biggest mistake of my life? (SHARING A PIPE)

I shared a marijuana pipe with someone that is HIV+. Is there risk here?What if his lip was bleeding and I didn't notice? My lips were pretty chapped at the time.I will donate my next paycheck!! About $250!Any advice would be amazing!My doctor said...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...difficult to transmit HIV via crack pipe unless there was a significant amount of fresh infected blood and significantly "cracked" lips. If you are concerned, get tested at the three-month mark. And I probably don't have to say this, but crack,... Read more »

Sharing cigarettes

Dear Dr BobFirst off I would like to say that you are a marvel and this is a fantastic website you are helping a great many people.I have two quick questions about sharing cigarettes.1, If a person gave me one of their cigarettes and I smoked it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
.... . . OK, now just what kind of cigarette was this and did you get the munchies shortly afterward? There is no HIV risk from sharing "cigarettes," even if you happen to be sharing them with members of The Grateful Dead. However, if these are... Read more »

HIV nose mucus enters clapped cut lips

A realative of mines is infected with HIV/AIDS. I gave this relative a kiss on the cheak, thinking that It was not possible to become infected. Unfortunately my relatives nose was dripping mucus due to the cold weather. Some of the mucus fom her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or 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.... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less risky than these activities, but it isnot... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...Mother-to-child (during pregnancy, birth, or breast-feeding) Re-Using and Sharing Needles Many HIV infections occur when people share needles to inject heroin, methamphetamine, steroids, hormones, or other drugs. This risk may be reduced... Read more »
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How Risky Is It?

...risk of becoming infected with HIV 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.... Read more »