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Touching Cold Sore And Negative HIV Test

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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 sore blisters are present on the lips of the partner providing the oral sex?would the use of a condom reduce the risk? it is possible for the virus to be...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Theoretically, if you have some sort of active sore or lesion and that comes into contact with HIV infected fluids, there would be an increased risk of HIV transmission. A barrier that prevents fluids from coming into contact with the sore would... Read more »

cold sore as an early sign of HIV infection?

Mr. Sowadsky-- About six months ago, I had sex with an old boyfriend, andalthough I do remember... Read more »

Cold Sores and HIV Infection

Hey Dr. Rob-I"m a huge fan of You and your organization, and I want to start off by saying... Read more »
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Sexually-Transmitted Infections for HIV-Positive People

STDs (sexually transmitted disease) that cause ulcerations (sores on the skin, including on or inside the genitals, mouth, or rectum) can dramatically increase the risk of picking up HIV, due to the fact that ulcers and open sores provide an easy... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Sharing, Caring and Touching Lives . . .

National HIV Testing Day in Atlanta was a great success! Over 1,000 people were tested in four metro locations, including street outreach at Five Points MARTA Station (151 tested); Lindbergh MARTA Station (167 tested); American Red Cross (211... Read more »
TheBody.com

Day One With HIV: "24 Years Later, I'm Here!"

Robert Toth The day was dark, drizzly and dreary. A cold October day. Settling into the waiting room at the Public Health Center under the nom de plume "George Bush," I was somewhat nervous. Two previous HIV tests had come back negative. I'd... Read more »
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Sores in Mouth, Negative tests, What is going on?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have sucked a guy in 18 July 2005. He did not cum in to my mouth but I sure tasted some of his precum. I had taken a ELISA test in 27 September, 2005 and I asked the guy I sucked to take a ELISA test in 30 September 2005 (10 - 10.5 weeks after... Read more »

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 »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

For AIDS2HIV, ErricCo, SteveR (DUO TEST NEGATIVE)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys

Sorry I am late posting this, got back late from London and was trying to post a message but I took so long posting it that I lost my internet connection in between and thought i would wait until after a nights sleep, make sure i gave you all... Read more »