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AIDS Infection Risk Open Mouth Kissing

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...HIV from being stuck by needles in non-health care settings? Are lesbians or other women who have sex with women at risk for HIV? Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? Can HIV be transmitted by kissing? Can HIV be transmitted by human bite? Can HIV be transmitted by being scratched? Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected person? Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands,...
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Ambivalent information on risk via open mouth kissing

Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you are well.I just want to note the numerous, ambivalent and highly confusing information available via the internet to the common populace, earnestly seeking out said information to assess their individual risks from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Visitor,I always strive to make my responses as definitive and consistent as possible. Responding to your specific question, "is open mouth kissing a risk or not?" the answer is that kissing is not a risk for HIV transmission. You implied a... Read more »

Risk of infection having oral kiss with aperson of hapatitus c

I want to know is it highly risky to have oral kiss with a person having hapatitus c
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Not risky whatsoever. Read more »

Save a young man from this misery, ill donate as much as I can.

Dr.I am a very young guy. I don't have health insurance at the moment so I cant ask a Dr. my concerns. They may seem little to you or not I don't know. 2 things. I met a girl, we kissed for 5 minutes or so open mouth. After that, strangely enough,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Young-guy,Your HIV fears are totally unwarranted. You can relax, Max! Neither kissing, nor touching someone's eye to remove an errant lash is a risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. I would strongly suggest Read more »

HIV and HCV raises infection risk??

if i used condoms for both oral and vaginal sex and partner had both hep c and HIV are the odds of contracting both at same time higher than e.g. those of getting HIV alone?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...This is a good question although there aren't very good data on this topic. Some information suggests that HIV infected patients have higher levels of HCV virus in their blood. However, it is not clear that this translates into a higher Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010: Study Finds Microbicide Containing HIV Drug Lowers Infection Risk in Women By 39%

... A microbicide gel containing Gilead's HIV drug tenofovir used by women before and after sex has been shown to reduce their risk of HIV infection by nearly 40%, according Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Its Transmission

... Introduction How HIV Is Transmitted HIV in the Environment Households Businesses and Other Settings Kissing Biting Saliva, Tears and Sweat Insects Effectiveness of Condoms Introduction Research has revealed a great Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Reduces Men's HIV Infection Risk by 65%, Data Re-Evaluation Says

... Routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection through heterosexual sex by 65%, according to final data from two NIH -funded studies conducted in Kenya and Uganda Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the United States: Impact on Lifetime Infection Risk, Clinical Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness

...to identify critical input parameters. In a cohort with a mean age of 34 years, the results showed PrEP reduced lifetime HIV infection risk from 44 percent to 25 percent and increased mean life expectancy from 39.9 to 40.7 years (21.7 to 22.2... Read more »
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hiv transmits through kissing

Posted by maruti, 2 Replies
...this is vipin my age is 26,last week i kissed one girl its a open mouth kiss for 20secs,there was no blood in my mouth,no cuts,there is any chance to get hiv infection for me,plz help me i was scared Read more »

OPEN MOUTH KISSING NIGHTMARE?

Posted by AussieDude, 4 Replies
...Can u get HIV from open mouth Kissing..If I have done Open mouth kissing with a Girl for 5 mins regularly.. With Clothes on.. I mean JUST KISSING.. PLease Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...only thing we are ever told is that a condom must be used for vaginal or anal sex, but what about safe sex when it comes to kissing and fingering? I did something really stupid the other night and now Im living with the fear of being exposed.... Read more »

Kissing a HIV- person

Posted by gordon, 9 Replies
...Unless I am mistaken if you kiss a person mouth to mouth and one of you is have HIV+ and the HIV+ person has a small cut in the gums or in the mouth area. The Read more »