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What are the chances of transmiting aids through sores in the mouth?

What are the chances of transmiting aids through sores in the mouth?

HIV: If infectious fluids are introduced in the mouth and there are ulcers in the mucosa (lining), it is easier to transmit the HIV virus. ...Read more

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I kissed someone and am afraid of contracting herpes. The person did not have any cold sores on his lips. What are the chances I was exposed?

I kissed someone and am afraid of contracting herpes. The person did not have any cold sores on his lips. What are the chances I was exposed?

Depends: You will not contact if that ' some one ' did not have herpes , infected one even if did not have sores some times will shed virus and there is a slight chance of getting infected. Usually prolonged contacts are needed. ...Read more

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Hi, i've smoked for about two months now and am 18. I have noticed some sores on my mouth. What are the chances that I have cancer? Picture attached

Hi, i've smoked for about two months now and am 18. I have noticed some sores on my mouth. What are the chances that I have cancer? Picture attached

Why do you smoke ?: You are 18 , you know the adverse affects of smoking , 2 months smoking is not enough to get ca but if you continue to smoke you will get it some day . Stop smoking your sores will go away and you will have healthy long life. ...Read more

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I slept with a lady who has history of herpes. Two days later she had outbreak developed sores on her lips. What are the chances that i got infected?

I slept with a lady who has history of herpes. Two days later she had outbreak developed sores on her lips. What are the chances that i got infected?

There is a chance: There's not much you can do about it now except wait. Active lesions are usually how you spread the virus, but if she was within 48 hours of a breakout, there may have been viruses present. Best of luck. ...Read more

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French kissed random guy at party. He did not have any cold sores or cuts. What are my chances of have gotten oral herpes?

French kissed random guy at party. He did not have any cold sores or cuts. What are my chances of have gotten oral herpes?

Low...: Most people get exposed to herpis very early in life usually by 5 years.I would not worry but maybe be more careful as randon exposure could lead to problems. Chuck. ...Read more

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I have hsv-1 what is the chance that I could transfer the virus to my bf, when I have no cold sores present?

I have hsv-1 what is the chance that I could transfer the virus to my bf, when I have no cold sores present?

Up to 50%: Half of all people have hsv1 by the time they go to college. So there is a 50% chance that your boyfriend already has it and there is no issue about passing it to each other. Even without an active cold sore, there is some asymptomatic shedding that occurs always, so you can pass it to him even if you don't have cold sore if he is negative for hsv1. ...Read more

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Can oral hygiene contribute to reducing chance of getting ulcers and cold sores?

Can oral hygiene contribute to reducing chance of getting ulcers and cold sores?

Yes, but: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex i virus & once you have the virus is lies dormant. Proper hygiene can help prevent outbreaks but may not eliminate them all. Your dentist can give meds to help prevent or treat them. "ulcers" are generally apthous ulcers & autoimmune in nature so staying healthy overall helps reduce them. Still keeping things clean will help reduce outbreaks of both. ...Read more

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Dating a guy who has herpes. He's never had symptoms but blood test positive. What's the chance of me getting herpes if we use condoms and no sores?

Dating a guy who has herpes. He's never had symptoms but blood test positive. What's the chance of me getting herpes if we use condoms and no sores?

Possible: Even with condoms and other barriers, the risk of contracting herpes through any contact (digital, oral, anal, vaginal) is still present. The barriers reduce the risk, but they do not eliminate it. Male carriers tend to not show symptoms or signs, even though they can potentially secrete the virus during sexual activity. Sorry, i wish it could be better news. ...Read more

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