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Can I Get Herpes From One Kiss

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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"A Kiss Is Just A Kiss ... "

Dear Dr. Bob:"A Kiss Is Just A Kiss" ... but alas, now that I'm worried, "A Sigh Is Just A Sigh". Can you help me with this question? I cannot find it in the archives; so it may be one for the books. I was having a mutual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mr. Lips,". . . in the heat of the moment" . . . you rummaged through your first-aid kit, found some petroleum jelly-based antibiotic gel, smeared it on your lips, puckered up and gave one kiss (just a peck; no tongue) on each butt... Read more »

Concerned about a kiss from a person with herpes

How would a person know if they got herpes from kissing someone? Is there a test or just physical symptoms to look out for?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere is a blood test you can take for herpes and yes you might also get a sore on your mouth.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

HIV and Herpes kissing and protected sex

Hello,I wonder if I could ask about a situation here. Yesterday, I visited a prostitute in Colombia. She was a little over-affectionate and kissed me a lot and put her tongue in my mouth. It was little much for me and I didn't reciprocate...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your questions,Let's straighten some of this out, since you've presented quite a few questions.I'm not hearing any risk for HIV. All of your sex (even the oral) was protected! A cold sore doesn't change this unless the... Read more »

Herpes and kissing

Dear RyanPlease respond to this question because I have probed your archives for answer. The Herpes virus ( HSV-1) which causes mouth sores or cold sores is only transmitted in its infectious or acute cycle? If its true and is infectious when...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is a small chance that herpes simplex virus I or II (the types that generally cause cold sores or genital lesions, respectively) could be transmitted when lesions/sores are not present. This is theoretical only because it is difficult to... Read more »
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kissing?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hey i posted before on this site. i worried and am worrying as fuckin hell cuz i kissed a sexworker and the next day i woke up with a sore on my lip. i know all of u said hiv is impossible to be transmitted this way unless we were both bleeding,... Read more »

Question about HIV and kissing?

Posted by Lissa, 2 Replies
I had unprotected sex twice with a guy I didn't know, and his baby momma told me he shoots up dope, and shares needles with his brother who has herpes. I'm scared I may have HIV. I got tested one month after exposure and I tested negative. I know... Read more »

One more question about kissing

Posted by Imemyself, 1 Reply
Hi everybody

Roughly 60 hours ago I met an escort and we began by kissing a bit with open mouth - since then I have relived the night thousands of times and am sure that our tongues touched each other only 4 or 5 times and for like 5 seconds each... Read more »

afraid to kiss

Posted by jessi_babe_xoxo, 2 Replies
I have known this guy for so long who has aids, and i like him and he likes me. but i am afraid to do anything with him, even kiss him. i know that kissing is one of the lowest risks to get aids, but i am so scared about getting it. i read that one... Read more »