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Can HIV Be Caused By Kissing

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool as someone with HIV. Some people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of HIV have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears. However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating...
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kissing with cuts in mouth

Hi Dr. Bob- First off thanks for the tremendous work you do at answering all of our questions as well as for your AIDS Foundation. I just donated as a way to say "thanks". My question for you is whether you feel a HIV test would be warranted in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disease and profusely bleeding gums, but that's a far cry form any damage that world be done eating chips and salsa! I see no cause for concern. As the song goes, "A kiss is just a kiss even after eating chips as time goes by . . . ."Thanks for... Read more »

Please, What is the deal with HIV and DEEP Kissing?

I hope this guy is wrong: http://allafrica.com/stories/200008300010.html
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...there is no evidence that it happens. Even though HIV can be isolated in saliva, the concentrations are probably too low to cause infection. At this point in the epidemic, it is highly likely that there would be documentation of transmission... Read more »

Deep Kissing and HIV Transmission

Hello,I just read this article which quotes Luc Montaigner:=============Deep kissing and HIV transmissionContrary to some studies, renowned French researcher and scientist, Prof. Luc Montaigner, who discovered that AIDS is caused by the Human...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Thanks for the update. I must have blinked too, because Luc Montaigner's announcement is news to me. I have not been able to find anymore specific information about his statement. Read more »

spread of lesions and KS (kissing,touching)

Dear Dr:)I understand that lesion and KS are caused by a condition. Sometimes I feel like kissing my boyfreind's lesions and KS ,so I can comfort him. He has not asked me to. I just really feel his pain. I do care for him. Will kissing his KS and...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Kissing your boyfriend's KS skin lesions will not make you sick. The virus that is thought to cause KS is most likely transmitted sexually. Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...other barriers correctly and consistently) protects you and your partner. Which common sexual activities are most likely to cause HIV transmission when safer sex isn't used? Listed from most to least risky: Receptive anal sex... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...been observed?essentially zero. Incorrect interpretations of conclusions drawn from laboratory studies have in some instances caused unnecessary alarm. Results from laboratory studies should not be used to assess specific personal risk of... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...you don't get AIDS. If you have AIDS, you have HIV. Over 20 years of solid scientific proof have verified this. AIDS is not caused by party drugs, AZT, government conspiracies, or anything else but the HIV virus. The myth: "It's not AIDS... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms,... Read more »
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please help me. deep kiss and cuts .

Posted by ind234567, 2 Replies
...hours back i had protected sex with a girl whom i later 100% suspect of being HIV infected. during the sex, we had deep hard kissing for 5 minutes or so and it resulted in my lips getting minor cuts and scratches. now i believe the girl did it... Read more »

telling your status even before you kiss? or not?

Posted by car2d2, 1 Reply
...Hi I was wondering if someone could give me some advice on if you should kiss before you disclose your status. I know there's very small risk for transmitting it through kissing but I totally feel like I'm Read more »

Kissing Concern...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I recently read an article, quoting an HIV researcher (Luc Montaigner, the researcher that originally identified HIV as the cause of AIDS), that stated HIV can be transmitted through kissing. I was tested in February, a year after my last sexual... Read more »

Burning mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...After an exposure i have my mouth burning all the time, i have kissed a girl with aid lots of time, since that exposure lots of things appeared in my mouth Read more »