HIV Risk Deep Kissing

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HIV from deep kissing?

I recently kissed another man who is gay. I am married. We did a lot of deep kissing with tongue action, nothing more. I am worried to death that I might have been at risk for HIV infection. There was no blood, and I saw no sores, etc. in the guy's...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,As the old song goes, "You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss . . . as time goes by . . . ."Your worries are probably more related to guilt over playing tonsil hockey with Read more »

HIV from deep kissing/dry humping?!

Hi Dr. Bob,I'm a bit confused, just because I called the CDC hotline and the ansewrs more confused... Read more »

Kissing an HIV+ Man

Hi I recently had a massage from an HIV+ masseur. During the massage he licked my anus a few... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...transfusion of infected blood used to be a way people got AIDS, but now the blood supply is screened very carefully and the risk is extremely low. There are no documented cases of HIV being transmitted by tears or saliva, but it is possible to be... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Basic Facts About HIV/AIDS

... How many people are affected by HIV/AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? How is HIV not transmitted? How can I reduce my risk of becoming infected with HIV through sexual contact? Are there other ways to avoid getting HIV through sex? Is... Read more »
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