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HIV Risk Of Making Out

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Durex Stops Making Condoms With Nonoxynol-9 Due to Possible Increased Risk of HIV Transmission

SSL International , the maker of Durex condoms, has stopped producing condoms containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9, which in recent studies has shown that it may increase the risk of HIV transmission, BBC News reports ( BBC News , 1/20). ... Read more »

Making HIV Testing Routine in the Heart of Harlem: Creating Unique Partnerships to Promote HIV Prevention and Testing

Listen to Audio (10 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series HIV Frontlines . To subscribe to this series, click here .   Vanessa Austin My name is Vanessa Austin and I work at Harlem Hospital Center in New York... Read more »
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

3/16: Implementation Fever: Making Health Reform and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Tools of HIV Prevention Justice

Join us Wednesday March 16 for an HIV PJA Strategy Webinar: Implementation Fever: Making Health Reform & the NHAS Tools of HIV Prevention Justice Wednesday March 16, 2011 @ 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT/1:30 p.m. MT/12:30 p.m. PT Click here... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV test necessary after making out?

Hello everyone, Of course I recently just had a pretty big HIV scare over 2 months ago. Since I had unprotected sex, I was tested for HIV by the Elisa and PCR which I was told by multiple resources including Laboratory Corporations of America and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiRest assured kissing is not a risk for HIV transmission. You do not need to start the process over again. You are fine!Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

What do you think about making HIV testing manditory and about HIV education??

Hey Dr. Bob,Im a college student who had a recent scare. After this scare, ive been thinking alot about HIV education. Growing up, i never remember learning about any of the signs of HIV, yet only learned "not to have sex without a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,At least growing up you were taught "don't have sex without a condom." Most kids today are merely being told, "Don't have sex," and what's left off is the all-important phrase "without a condom!"You... Read more »


Hi Im 21 years old have had unprotected sex as a young teen you could say i was very curios and experaminted alot as horney teen. i also have obsessive compolsive disorder (ocd)when i learned about Aids i went crazy for years discovered dr.Bob three...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Future Doc,Thanks for your post and taking the time to share your experience. The whole shebang (he-bang, she-bang, bang-bang-bang, whatever) is not uncommon in horned-up teens, tweens, X-gens, Y-gens or even 30 and/or 40-somethings. So... Read more »

making a commitment with an HIV+ male

I have been in a long distance relationship (3 hrs away from each other)for one and a half years with a man I love who happens to be HIV+. We knew each other 20 years ago and came together again in 2001, shortly after he found out of his status....
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am sory but I am really surprised that you have not mentioned using condoms for intercourse as the best way to protect yourself from getting infected. What is crazy about pursing a relationsip with a person you have fallen in love with that... Read more »
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Is this HIV and did I get it through making out???

Posted by whatisit, 1 Reply
I'm hoping someone can help me...because I don't know what the heck is/was wrong with me...and doctor's don't know either. Can I trust the tests or do I need to do more testing like viral load, cd4 count etc, ?

Here's my deal...

About a year ago I had... Read more »

making out?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
should a person test if hey ONLY made out? Help..I don't know if this is a risk. One couple, male+ female- passed HIV thru kissing. It's documented in the CDC site. Does this then prove that kissing is risky? I thought I could atleast get away... Read more »

Making out

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can you get HIV from making out or agressively kissing another person?

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Making out with ladyboy

Posted by hans111, 3 Replies
Making out with ladyboy
so yesterday I was making out the first with a ladyboy friend of mine after having been friends without any benefits for several months.
We didn't use a condom but there was no intercourse involved. What we did was kissing,... Read more »