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Can Kissing Cause Hiv

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Deep kissing can cause HIV?

I was 9 years old. I had a deep kissing with my cousins everyday. I forgot, at that time we had a bleeding gums or not. But, since that day, I had a joint pain and muscle aches, and i got severe cough. Im very afraid of this. Please help me :"( ...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiKissing is NOT a risk for HIV transmission. HIV is not transmitted through saliva. The muscle aches and symptoms are due to other reasons and if they continue I would recommend that you follow up with your healthcare provider for evaluation. But... Read more »

French kissing with gums that were bleeding may cause HIV?

I had a girlfriend who is sexually active but I wasnt aware until we broke up. She would always... Read more »

Please, What is the deal with HIV and DEEP Kissing?

I hope this guy is wrong: http://allafrica.com/stories/200008300010.html... 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 »
Black AIDS Institute

Disclosure Etiquette, Part 1: Do I Have to Kiss and Tell?

This is the first in a series of articles exploring the etiquette associated with telling other people that you have HIV/AIDS. Over the past 20 years, I have watched people living with HIV/AIDS suffer and struggle with disclosing their status.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Dating, Youth and HIV: From Both Sides

Dating is hard enough at 16. But when you factor in HIV, you instantly shift from the innocence of sneaking a kiss in the hallway between classes to serious matters that most grown ups aren't even ready to deal with. There are lots of young people,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding HIV/AIDS Table of Contents

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Kissing Concern...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I recently read an article, quoting an HIV researcher (Luc Montaigner, the researcher that originally identified HIV as the cause of AIDS), that stated HIV can be transmitted through kissing. I was tested in February, a year after my last sexual... Read more »

Mixed couple-French kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,
We are planning to have protected sex, what are realistic risks for the neg partner with open mouth(french kissing). Someone please help.
Thanks!

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kissing?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
2 months ago i kissed one girl in a pub.We open-kissed about 1 minute,i dont remember any visible cuts in my mouth.Neither had i brushed my teeth for many many hours.So ,heres my question.I know that kissing is considered quite safe, but i have been... 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 »