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HIV Risk Of Kissing Cold Sore

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syphilis risk from kissing?

First, Dr. Frascino, let me say that I cried when I read about you having HIV and how you got it. I cried not because I'm sad, but because of how much I admire the way you seem to be living your life to the fullest and helping others, not just with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for the risk of acquiring syphilis from French kissing. Likewise for other STDs.Can it happen? Sure. If someone has an active cold sore, he or she could transmit herpes to his or partner with a kiss. Or if someone had an active syphilitic... 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 »

WANTING TO HAVE BABY PLEASE HELP. ABCESS KISS

Hi Dr. I would greatly appreciate your help. Back in nov of 2007 I kissed a girl of unknown status.... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco General Hospital

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

...however. The first is that poor oral hygiene is a potential mode of infection -- and HIV-positive individuals with bleeding mouth sores shouldn't kiss anyone on the mouth. The second is that we should avoid talking about odds, and we shouldn't... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...sex (if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
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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 Read more »

low risk contact but fever and rash??

Posted by bob111, 2 Replies
...giving. i gave only for a short amount of time, not sure how much precum was in mouth and had a canker sore in mouth. i had two cold sores that were crusted over and scabbed over below my lower lip, not sure if that was a risk or not. no... Read more »

Passing on HIV via Saliva

Posted by SaltyWater, 2 Replies
...negative person had core / cold core on the edge of his mouth, if the saliva from the infected person came into contact with this cold sore, whats he chances of the negative person catching the virus? Read more »

Another "Kissing" Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...there is any risk to her health as a result of this. However, the risk to my marriage by telling seems greater to me than the risk of HIV. Please offer advice. Should I seek testing? Or just forget about it? Read more »