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Can I Contract Hiv Through Tongue Kissing

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Is HIV contracted by tongue kissing

Can I give the virus to someone if I tongue kiss them?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is a single well publicized case of oral to oral HIV transmission between two people of uncommonly poor dental hygiene. If you have decent teeth and gums and fancy that in a partner you should have nothing to worry about. DW... Read more »

Hiv test+tongue kissing

HiI have 2 questionsHow much time do i have to wait in order to get an hiv test(what test will get... Read more »

Cut on tongue and kissing

I hope you can shed some light on my question and allay my anxiety. I cut my tongue on a Saturday... Read more »
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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 suliva with a small potion of blood will be trasmitted, hence making the other person... Read more »

will I be infected by kissing?

Posted by worrying, 1 Reply
Hello,
Four months ago, I dated with a male net friend, whose HIV status was unknown to me. In our date, he kissed and licked my cheek, lips and part of gum. But we didn't have deep kissing, no direct tongues' contact either. The only thing I've... Read more »

Another "Kissing" Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here goes.... A week ago I received several lap dances in a strip club. The dancer and I engaged in some brief open mouth contact, not deep or prolonged, but some tongue-to-tongue contact. I would not worry about it, but three days later I... Read more »

Burning Tongue Part II (My Exposure)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My Exposure would be deep French Kissing (I have a non-contagious gum condition in which they are always cut and open. They bleed quite a bit if dental floss is just slightly inserted between teeth) and I performed clitoral masturbation on her. I... Read more »