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HIV Risk After Kissing Sore In Mouth

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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
...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 related question: is blood in... Read more »

Kissing - With a sore in the mouth

Dr. Bob,Hope all is good with you. Thank you for the great service. I have been a proud donator of... Read more »
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...bet on the 40-to-1 shot at the track, and we would never, ever try to fill an inside straight. We know, for example, that the risk of transmitting HIV during unprotected vaginal intercourse is 1 in 500, and we know the risk is even higher for... 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 »

Can a man get HIV from the following?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Can a men getting HIV virus because of the following: 1) He kiss the breast of a women ( very hard ). 2) He put his hand under her underwear ( mean inside the virgina ). 3) His breast also Read more »

moah ,the kissing!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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, like what if i had some cuts in my mouth.Not like cuts but just like if i bite myself a... Read more »

Mixed Couple-French Kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, We are planning to have protected sex, but what are the realistic risks for the neg partner with open mouth(french kissing). Someone please help. Thanks! Read more »