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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through French Kissing

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Risk from deep french kissing with bleeding gums "HAD PROTECTED SEX WITH AN HIV+ WOMAN"

hello.i had protected sex with an hiv + woman just once but we used to kiss deeply yet i had bleeding gums,i dont know if she had bleeding gums too but am really concerned about my health because by the time i had sex with her she had a serious hiv...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,Typically kissing (even deep french kissing) is not really considered a risk. This is because blood isn't just hanging out in both people's mouths nor is something like saliva going to transmit HIV. However, two... Read more »

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Scared I got infected from french kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if it is possible to get infected through french kissing. I was making out with this person and before anything else happened she told me that she had hiv. Also if I caught it from her would I have had some symptoms by now? It was 7... Read more »

French Kissing and more

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does French kissing (with gum inflammation but no bleeding)and vaginal penetration with the fingers(no cuts) pose a risk for HIV transmission? Read more »

French kissing and more?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does French kissing (with gum inflammation but no bleeding)and vaginal penetration with the fingers(no cuts) pose a risk for HIV transmission? Read more »

Mixed couple-French kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,
We are planning to have protected sex, what are realistic risks for the neg partner with open mouth(french kissing). Someone please help.
Thanks!

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