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Can I Get Herpes From One Kiss

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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... Read more »

Herpes and kissing

Dear RyanPlease respond to this question because I have probed your archives for answer. The Herpes... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes One of Australia's Most Common STDs: Study

The first nationwide study on the topic has found that one Australian in eight has genital herpes, and 80 percent of those with the virus do not know they have it. The virus was found most often in people ages 35 to 44 and was more common in cities... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Department: One-Fourth of New York City Residents Have Herpes Virus

According to a study released Monday by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, about 26 percent of adults in the city have genital herpes. Nationwide, the virus infects 19 percent of adults. Among New Yorkers, the most affected... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pickett Fences: Getting to Know You

"So," I say, "since you want to know more about me ... there is something very important I want to tell you." Pretty smooth, eh? You know what came next. And he was silent for a moment, as is the custom, and then he didn't say a word. He just... 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 »

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 »

kissing & receiveing oral

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i just called the CDC hotline on kissing & receiving oral sex. They said there is NO RISK with those activities...they then mentioned that unless there was blood mixed in the saliva there is no risk...

Should i get tested for HIV based on an... Read more »