Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Open Mouth Kissing

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Ambivalent information on risk via open mouth kissing

Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you are well.I just want to note the numerous, ambivalent and highly confusing information available via the internet to the common populace, earnestly seeking out said information to assess their individual risks from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Visitor,I always strive to make my responses as definitive and consistent as possible. Responding to your specific question, "is open mouthkissing a risk or not?" the answer is that kissing is not a risk for HIV transmission. You implied a... Read more »

HIV from Kissing

Hi;My Question is that can someone contracts HIV from Open Mouth Kissing. Actually I had a Open... Read more »

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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...sex with women at risk for HIV? Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? Can HIV be transmitted by kissing? Can HIV be transmitted by human bite? Can HIV be transmitted by being scratched? Can HIV be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Case Western Researcher Criticizes State's Youth Abstinence Programs

...programs. According to Frank, some of the material incorrectly suggests HIV can be transmitted through tears and open-mouth kissing. One program recommends that teens "follow God's plan for purity," and others overstate the failure rates of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...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 very hot... 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 »