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Can You Catch AIDS From A Kiss On The Cheek

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Ambivalent information on risk via open mouth kissing

Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you are well.I just want to note the numerous, ambivalent and highly confusing information available via the internet to the common populace, earnestly seeking out said information to assess their individual risks from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...always strive to make my responses as definitive and consistent as possible. Responding to your specific question, "is open mouth kissing a risk or not?" the answer is that kissing is not a risk for HIV transmission. You implied a related... Read more »

"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". ... Read more »

Kissing and hiv (ORAL FLUID TEST, SALIVA, )

I am just curious, if hiv is not transmitted from kissing without bloody contacts, why is it that ... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Little Kiss Was Big Help in Spreading Word on AIDS

...Princess Kasune Zulu of Zambia, a royal member of Zambia's Lenji people, has worked as an AIDS educator since learning she was HIV-infected six years ago. Speaking at an April White House event to build support for President Bush's $15 billion... Read more »
Body Positive

Keeping The Faith

...remember those days when so many people thought that AIDS was the judgment of a wrathful God, or that you could catch AIDS from a kiss on the cheek or by simply holding someone's hand. But we still did the work. It was our commitment to... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

"Kiss My Access": Community Envoy to Food and Drug Panel Urges Caution in Approving New Anti-HIV Therapueutics and in Providing Early Access

...The FDA recently convened hearings regarding its Accelerated Approval program and the future use of changes in plasma HIV-RNA as surrogate endpoints in AIDS clinical trials (September 6-7, 1995). TAG's Peter Staley, representing the National Task Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...test uses the mouth to test for HIV, that HIV can be transmitted to other people through saliva, spit and/or oral mucosa via kissing, sharing utensils, or sharing glasses. This is not true. For more information, see this website's section on How... Read more »
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hiv transmits through kissing

Posted by maruti, 2 Replies
...26,last week i kissed one girl its a open mouth kiss for 20secs,there was no blood in my mouth,no cuts,there is any chance to get hiv infection for me,plz help me i was scared 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 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 Read more »

AIDS Timeline, Deep kissing in 1997

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I believe the last deep kissing incident was in 1997 http://www.aegis.com/topics/timeline/default.asp Read more »