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PLZ REPLY BACK
May 1, 2003

Hi! I am an Actress working in movies.(Please dont mind..I cant reveal my details.)In work in commercial cinema in which I have to do quite a lot of DEEP KISSING SCENES in every movie. I have worked very hard to reach this stage and cant quit my career.I am aware is SALIVA isnt a real threat for HIV/AIDS transmission. Recently I got worried when a thought came to my mind that.... "WHAT IF SOME DAY....WHILE DEEP KISSING ONE OF MY MY CO-STARS (There's a new co-star in every movie)....,say he suddenly started bleeding(By any reason..like for EG:- HIS GUMS WERE WEAK,OR MAYBE HE BIT HIS OWN TONGUE BY MISTAKE ..ETC....) and I happen to come into contact with his HIV INFECTED blood ?(Assuming that he has full blown AIDS and knowing that BLOOD HAS THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION). In such a situation I think I will fall in the CATEGORY OF ORAL SEX TRANSMISSION.....where the mouth comes into contact with INFECTIOUS fluids.

*UR QUESTION NO 1 > In such a situation will I be still safe if I DONT HAVE any BLEEDING cuts/sores in my mouth ? OR is it that even if I dont have any bleeding cuts/sores in my mouth.I can be infected through INVISIBLE MICRO CUTS ?(Am aware the "THEOROTICALLY",ON PAPER AND IN LABS transmission through micro cuts is possible.I wish to know the chances of such a thing happening PRACTICALLY IN "REAL" LIFE.).

I am aware that there have been a few documented cases of oral sex transmission ,where the person PERFORMING has got infected .BUT I read some where that in almost all such cases,the person performing ORAL SEX had some kind of gum disease or soressuch that THERE WAS VISIBLE BLOOD IN that persons mouth while performing ORAL SEXresulting in direct contact to the blood stream. I am also aware of the couples case (As told by CDC) in which the wife is expected to be infected because while performing deep kissing, both the husband and the wife had serious gum diseases resulting in visible blood being present in both partners mouths resulting in a direct BLOOD TO BLOOD CONTACT.

* UR QUESTION NO 2 (VERY IMPORTANT)* > WHAT I want to know is that do we have a documented case of ORAL SEX /DEEP KISSING transmission , in which an UN-INFECTED performer .(who does not have any kind of VISIBLE BLOOD/SORES in his/her mouth ) ..gets infected .by coming into contact of HIV INFECTED BLOOD/SEMEN of an infected person, and gets infected EVEN WITHOUT having any kind of BLEEDINGS / SORES (Through MICRO-CUTS) ? I know that its a difficult question to answer and that my question is very long and time consuming.But please let me know a DETAILED Answer , POINTWISE PLEASE for my better understanding.(Eg: ANSWER 1, ANSWER 2, ETC..)

Its a personal request to please post a copy of your reply in my email id mentioned below >. > >Thanking you and Appreciating for the wonderful work your doing,

> > ,God bless. > > > > >Waiting anxiously for your reply, I remain, > > > >Yours Faithfully, > > > >MISS KISS. > > > >> > > >PS:- 1>PLZ TAKE UR SWEET TIME BUT PLEASE DON'T IGNORE OR LEAVE MY EMAIL UNASNWERED.I REALLY NEED THE CORRECT ADVICE.

2)ALSO ID LIKE TO REQUEST TO PLEASE GIMME UR EMAIL ID AND ANY OTHER HIV/AIDS EXPERTS EMAIL ID(OR IMP SITES)....WITH WHOM I CAN CONSULT. > > > > > > > >***************************** >

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Actress!

Madonna, is that you??? No, probably not. OK, so you need to keep me guessing. I understand. Now, you have a new co-star in very movie and there is lots of deep kissing to the point you are worried about drawing blood? And then you are also wondering about getting semen in your mouth. Hmmm, just what kind of movies do you make? Are your movies illegal in Texas and hated by the likes of Senator Santorum? OK, on to your questions:

1. As an actress, Im sure youve seen "Casablanca," right? Remember the line in the theme song, "A kiss is just a kiss . . . . ?" Well, theres your answer. In "real life," and movies, kissing is quite safe. 2. The risk of HIV transmission from oral sex is remarkably low. Yes, there is a theoretical risk. And yes there can be extenuating circumstances as you describe. But then again, there is also the equally small theoretical risk that the guy operating the boom microphone over your head while you are filming might drop his diet coke on to the control panel, thereby short circuiting the entire set and electrocuting both you and the hunky co-star during a steamy shower scene where your feet are in water.

Now, "Miss Kiss," I really cant give you my private e-mail any more than you can give me your name for what I hope are very obvious reasons.

Hope that helps.

Hey, I think Mr. DeMille is ready for your close-up!

Stay well.

Dr. Bob



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