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What is the percent chance of contracting HIV when performing oral sex if there is an open cut in the mouth such as a canker sore

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
36 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Zero if abstain: let lesion heal...seek medical opinions if sores persist

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Armel
Dr. Joe Armel answered
48 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Risky Behavior: Giving oral sex with an active oral lesion is not advisable for you or your partner. Both of you should be checked out for any possibilities of disea ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Very low risk: HIV is almost never transmitted by oral sex. One estimate is one transmission for every 10,000 penis-to-mouth exposures, i.e. giving oral to infected ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See doctor: All of your information did not come through. From what did come through you need to be examined and may have some tests done to see if you acquired a ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
HIV unlikely: You've had 3 negative HIV studies so HIV infection appears very unlikey.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
44 years experience Dentistry
Bad idea: If the other person has previous been exposed to the same virus then they should be immune, however sores are an active out break of a viral infection ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Risk factors: While the answer to your question might technically be yes, other risk factors such as age, general health, many medical conditions, quality of your i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Canker Sore is Ulcer: A canker sore is also known as an aphthous ulcer. Since an ulcer is a break in the mucous membrane that is a barrier for invasion from bacteria, yeast ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
10 years experience Dentistry
Oral lesion: If you have an open wound, you are more at risk of contracting an STD. As for the sore, is this something you get frequently? If it's herpes labialis ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
21 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes: There are good medications that your doctor can prescribe for this problem. The sooner it's treated the better the outcome will be. Let your doctor ... Read More
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