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Risk from deep french kissing with bleeding gums "HAD PROTECTED SEX WITH AN HIV+ WOMAN"

hello.i had protected sex with an hiv + woman just once but we used to kiss deeply yet i had bleeding gums,i dont know if she had bleeding gums too but am really concerned about my health because by the time i had sex with her she had a serious hiv...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,Typically kissing (even deep french kissing) is not really considered a risk. This is because blood isn't just hanging out in both people's mouths nor is something like saliva going to transmit HIV. However, two... Read more »

Scared about a possible strange way to be infected through oral/deep kissing

Dear Dr. Frascino,I'm an Italian guy from Milan that he's really scared about a possible... Read more »

Deep kissing and sweat transmit HIV?

I have long deep kissing sessions with a friend who is HIV positive. I waswondering if the length... Read more »
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Highly Stressed: Stressful and Traumatic Experiences Among Individuals With HIV/AIDS in the Deep South

Among persons living with HIV infection, a history of traumatic and/or stressful experiences is prevalent "and has been consistently associated with poorer health outcomes," the authors wrote. Yet little is known about incident stressful experiences... Read more »
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A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

If you were anywhere near a television set last summer, you inevitably heard about that case of HIV infection that appears to have resulted from kissing and kissing alone. And, admit it -- the news gave you at least a moment's pause. You couldn't... Read more »
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Pickett Fences: It Ain't Rocket Science

Isn't it time we deep six that phrase? Can it be any more overused and annoying at this point? And while we're at it, let's deep six "deep six." But I am especially sick of hearing the "it ain't rocket science" refrain increasingly in reference to... Read more »
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Risk of HIV Reinfection May Be Similar to Risk of Initial HIV Infection

The risk of HIV reinfection, sometimes called superinfection, has not been clearly established. Given the risk of initial sexual HIV infection from a single exposure in population studies is commonly calculated as generally low (although these... Read more »
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Deep Kissing & Oral Sex Risk Comparison

Posted by supernervousguy, 1 Reply
I know this is probably an obnoxious question, but hopefully someone can help satisfy my curiosity. I am aware that deep/french/tongue kissing is next to zero risk for transmission. However, in many places online and on this forum, it is placed in... Read more »

Deep kissing, receving multiple oral and rimming, symptoms, risk?

Posted by TopGuy1, 1 Reply
About a month ago I had sex with a couple of guys on a vacation, in gay sauna. They gave me oral and we kissed (real deep french kissing), no anal. I had something like a zit on the penis and canker sore in the mouth. One guy rimmed me.

A week after... Read more »

Deep Kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I dont realy know how to explain, ive been deep kissing a girl in advanced hiv status, since that exposure that someone said theres now risk i have been with candidiasis, angular cheilitis, pains in the gums, all my life as ended, or almost ended, i... Read more »

ARS from deep kissing and receiving fellatio

Posted by nmu91
About a month and a half ago I had a man kiss me and then perform fellatio on me. Within three days, I had night sweats, rash, muscle and joint aches, lymphadenopathy in my arms pits and it has progressed to include coating to my tongue, fingernail... Read more »