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HIV Risk Kissing

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hiv risk from kissing

I tried to find an answer for this question in your forum but couldn't. What is the risk of transmitting hiv to someone from kissing using a lot of tongue action? I'm positive and he's negative and now he's afraid to kiss me....
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
This is not considered to be a risk for transmission of HIV. Please visit the <a href=" http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/index.html" target=_new>"Safe Sex, HIV Prevention and Transmission" </a> forum on... Read more »

HIV risk from Insertive Fellatio + Kissing

I am a virgin and occasionally use escorts for massage, kissing, receiving unprotected or protected... Read more »

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... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pickett Fences: Getting to Know You

"So," I say, "since you want to know more about me ... there is something very important I want to tell you." Pretty smooth, eh? You know what came next. And he was silent for a moment, as is the custom, and then he didn't say a word. He just... 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 »
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Kissing a Risk for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,
Last night I French kissed a sex worker, stripper actually, several times and now I am scared to death that I may carry HIV home to my wife and kids. Should I tell? Should I test for HIV in 12 weeks. This is all that happened, but I... Read more »

Kissing shaft and sitting Risk too?

Posted by happyheart, 2 Replies
I French kissed a man, and I sat on his penis when I had no underwear nor anything else on], which was covered by his underwear, but I noticed a medium sized wet spot on there, likely from his pre semen or semen. This was on one occasion. On another... Read more »

DEEP KISSING RISK????????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This may be kind of a silly question and I apologise if it is. I am a married heterosexual male. I engaged in some deep french kissing for about a half an hour with a woman I really didn't know. I met her at a bar and probably let this happen as a... Read more »

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 »