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Can You Catch AIDS From A Kiss On The Cheek

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kissed on cheek with cut on lip

hi, Doctor my mother has hiv and i love her dearly but sadly i have concerns and questions about things i can and cant do with her so we were having a heart to heart one day and we got emotional and at the end of the conversation she kissed me on...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question and your desire to learn more about how to be supportive to your mother,There is absolutely NO RISK from the situations you're describing. To be at risk, HIV positive body fluid needs to come out of someone's body... Read more »

Chances of catching virus like HIV/STD/AIDS from a stripclub

I recently went to a all naked stripclub and had a private session with a girl. This girl was... Read more »

"Should one be tested if kissed on the cheek?"

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Kiss of death?

Posted by Anonymous
Recently I french kissed an HIV+ guy for a long time ( I didn't know he was positive). I am really worried now, because I have a bad habit of chewing on the inside of my cheeks (I know, disgusting) and they bleed. We watched a movie (2 hours)... Read more »

Kiss of death?

Posted by Anonymous
Recently I french kissed an HIV+ guy for a long time ( I didn't know he was positive). I am really worried now, because I have a bad habit of chewing on the inside of my cheeks (I know, disgusting) and they bleed. We watched a movie (2 hours) before... 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 »

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 »