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Touching Cold Sore And HIV Transmission Risk

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Risk of HIV/STD transmission through a cold sore

If one performs oral sex on a man and has a cold sore on their lip, how much of a risk is there of contracting HIV or another STD? The cold sore wasn't bleeding nor had it bled but the outer crust had been peeled off earlier that day. There was...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I do not think the cold sore does that much in terms of risk for STIs. Certainly the virus that causes cold sores, HPV, can be transmitted from such lesions. DW... Read more »

risk of HIV from oral sex with cold sore

what are the risk of contracting hiv from someone from the act of performing oral sex when cold... Read more »

Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello,
I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers.
The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal... Read more »

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 a single sore on the inside of her lips- it was not red or yellow, but just as the same texture and... Read more »

cold sores

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all, this is not a question if i have hiv.
about 4 months ago(while under alot of stress) on my upper lip i noticed lots of little white bumps(tiny)I thought maybe it was cold sores but 3 months later they have not burst or anything, Iam wondering... Read more »

Cold/Canker Sores

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a quick question about cold and canker sores. I've had 2 cold sores and 1 canker sore in the past year. Does this seem abnormal, and if so are these possible symptoms of HIV. I has one possible exposure over a year ago, I got tested outside... Read more »