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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Open Mouth Kissing

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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 »

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... Read more »

Kiss and drink (mouth to mouth)

Dear Dr.Bob, This is quite a repeat of a question that was asked last year by someone and I just... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco General Hospital

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 »
AIDS Survival Project

Warts It All About? A Look at Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Writing about sex and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is fascinating, frustrating and fun. It's fascinating because I get to read the results of research and studies about the sex lives of ordinary people. It's frustrating because year after... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Sexually Transmitted Diseases 101

Syphilis Chlamydia Cytomegalovirus Gonorrhea Hepatitis B Herpes (HSV) HPV Genital Warts Syphilis Syphilis is a highly treatable disease in which a single painless lesion (chancre) will develop over three to four weeks at the site of entry... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Officials Fear High American Indian STD Rates Leave Door Open for HIV

High STD rates among South Dakota's American Indian population have health administrators worried about the potential for a large HIV outbreak should the virus be introduced into certain behavioral groups. "All it takes is introducing someone with... Read more »
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open mouth kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can this be a new risk? i thought kissing was safe, but a woman at CDC said my mouth is just like my vagina (how'd she know?) and that this risk is REAL. local testing site said no need to test based on no risk. anyone? what's your take on french... Read more »

hiv transmits through kissing

Posted by maruti, 2 Replies
this is vipin my age is 26,last week i kissed one girl its a open mouth kiss for 20secs,there was no blood in my mouth,no cuts,there is any chance to get hiv infection for me,plz help me i was scared Read more »

HIV Through Open Mouth Kissing

Posted by Charlie505, 2 Replies
I had an open mouth kissing for about 20 secs with a girl of unknown hiv status, after that i am getting back to back mild sore throat and white tounge for 2 months which is still there, i got worried and got 5 hiv test following from 6,8,10,12,and... Read more »

OPEN MOUTH KISSING NIGHTMARE?

Posted by AussieDude, 4 Replies
Can u get HIV from open mouth Kissing..If I have done Open mouth kissing with a Girl for 5 mins regularly..
With Clothes on.. I mean JUST KISSING..
PLease Tell Read more »