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Black Spots After Open Mouth Kissing Worried I Have HIV

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Open Mouth Sores And Kissing

Me and My ex-boyfriend were dating for a while and we kissed a lot. When we first kissed he had open sores in his mouth. The a few weeks later I got sores in my mouth. We still kissed a lot. After we broke up his brother and best friend told me that...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Whereas it is true that HIV can be transmitted orally, the vast majority of cases involved oral intercourse, not deep kissing. At the recent 4th International Oral AIDS Conference held in South Africa, the risk of transmission via oral intercourse... Read more »

KISSING WITH OPEN MOUTH SORES

This is the third time that I have asked this question and every other time I have not gotten a... Read more »

rash on the palm side of the hand...open-mouth kiss, Viagra Over-dosage

Dear Dr. Bob.May God bless you with the noble and great help you are offering to us. I recently... Read more »
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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 »
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An Open Letter: Woman to Woman

Sometimes I wonder if everyone who's heard the words "You have HIV" or "You have AIDS" has a single, defi ning moment of their diagnosis. I wonder about this because 12 years ago I had my watershed moment, a rupture in time that divided my life into... Read more »
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Black Churches Tackle HIV From a Social Justice Angle, Not a Behavioral One; Is That Addressing the Issue or Just Avoiding It?

Kellee Terrell, News Editor for TheBody.com Last week for BET.com , I wrote a pretty straightforward piece about a recent Brown University study that explored ways that African-American churches in Philadelphia are engaging their congregations... Read more »
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A Look at Black Gay HIV Activism, Through a Veteran's Eyes

"It became actually my career, what I wanted to be, and do," says Jeffery A. Haskins of the HIV work he's been involved with since the epidemic's earliest days. His path was not always so clear -- he'd studied business, accounting and theater... Read more »