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Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through 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 »

Deep kissing and sweat transmit HIV?

I have long deep kissing sessions with a friend who is HIV positive. I waswondering if the length... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...the type of kissing. There is no risk from closed-mouth kissing. There are extremely rare cases of HIV being transmitted via deep "French" kissing but in each case, infected blood was exchanged due to bleeding gums or sores in the mouth. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...HIV being transmitted by tears or saliva, but it is possible to be infected with HIV through oral sex or in rare cases through deep kissing, especially if you have open sores in your mouth or bleeding gums. For more information, see the following... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Little Kiss Was Big Help in Spreading Word on AIDS

...Pentecostal church and standing up to her 51-year-old husband when she wanted to go public with her condition. Then the president kissed her on the cheek. That image went around the world, drawing more attention to the princess and giving her... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...fluids in any context. Don't worry too much about rare cases. For instance, there is one documented case of transmission from deep or "French" kissing -- in two people who had terrible dental problems. However, the odds of getting HIV from... Read more »
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HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...being exposed. Two nights ago I met a man in a night club who I didnt know really well. One thing led to another and I let him deep kiss me a couple of times and finger me there was no oral or penetrative sex involved. 1.Can HIV be transmitted... Read more »

AIDS Timeline, Deep kissing in 1997

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I believe the last deep kissing incident was in 1997 http://www.aegis.com/topics/timeline/default.asp Read more »

Deep Kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I dont realy know how to explain, ive been deep kissing a girl in advanced hiv status, since that exposure that someone said theres now risk i have been with candidiasis, angular Read more »

Kissing a HIV- person

Posted by gordon, 9 Replies
...Unless I am mistaken if you kiss a person mouth to mouth and one of you is have HIV+ and the HIV+ person has a small cut in the gums or in the mouth area. The Read more »