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HIV From Kissing With Small Sore

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Question #1: Can HIV be passed by kissing someone who has given oral sex to a third person?Question #2: Kissing and licking a small cut or scrape?Question #3: Protected Sex with a woman

Question #1: In a threesome with a couple, I kissed a guy who had just finished giving oral sex to his boyfriend for a couple of minutes. Although, the third guy was no where near cumming, he may have had some pre-cum. I have no idea. I also have no...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
In all of these instances, although technically there could have been a chance for HIV transmission to occur, realistically, the chances of infection (under the circumstances mentioned) were very small. In none of these cases was there KNOWN direct... Read more »

wet kissing with cold sores

What is the relative risk (high, medium, low) for this situation: I engaged in wet kissing (I... Read more »

Please Reply: Kissing someone with sore throat and thrush

Dear Dr. Wohl,I hope that I can get your reply. Last weekend, I deep kissed a girl whose status is... Read more »
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San Francisco General Hospital

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 »
Black AIDS Institute

Disclosure Etiquette, Part 1: Do I Have to Kiss and Tell?

This is the first in a series of articles exploring the etiquette associated with telling other people that you have HIV/AIDS. Over the past 20 years, I have watched people living with HIV/AIDS suffer and struggle with disclosing their status.... Read more »
Body Positive

Tell and Kiss: Dating and Disclosure

The biggest and first hurdle you will encounter when you are positive and dating is how people will react when they find out the news. Disclosure can play itself out in a variety of ways. You can share your status before you meet your date in... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Small Town, Big Misperceptions

As she attended the local funeral of a client, the well-known director of an HIV service organization in a small town found people rushing up to her demanding to know, "Why are you here? What did he die of?" You can get lost in the big city, but in... Read more »
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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 suliva with a small potion of blood will be trasmitted, hence making the other person... Read more »

moah ,the kissing!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
so heres the story.I kissed a girl for minute or so and have had symptoms like sore throat for 2 months now i suppose.Symptoms started few days after the exposure.I am worried a little.I know kissing is said to be low risk activity.But i wonder,... Read more »

telling your status even before you kiss? or not?

Posted by car2d2, 1 Reply
Hi I was wondering if someone could give me some advice on if you should kiss before you disclose your status. I know there's very small risk for transmitting it through kissing but I totally feel like I'm hiding something if I don't disclose before... Read more »

social kissing

Posted by lukas78, 2 Replies
Hi everyone! I'm fully aware I may seem a bit paranoid yet I do need your answer and reassurance. On Xmas day I accidentally bumped into my HIV-positive friend who I hadn't seen for ages. We greeted cordially and she kissed me on the cheek twice... Read more »