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Oral sex and kissing.
Mar 2, 2000

Has anyone ever contracted HIV through: oral sex; kissing.

Is it possible to get HIV from any of those 2 activities.

Response from Dr. Reznik

There have been documented cases of transmission of HIV via oral intercourse. Kissing is a safe activity and is not considered a risk for transmission of HIV.

For further information on the risk of HIV transmission via oral intercourse, please access the following articles which are located in the HIVdent Internet project

Oral Transmission of HIV: A review of the Evidence

http://www.hivdent.org/_private/Oralman.html

"HIV Transmission by Oral Sex"

http://www.hivdent.org/oralm/oralmhtbos022000.htm

Take care,

DR


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