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Can You Catch Hiv By Kissing A Person With Hiv

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Question #1: Can HIV be passed by kissing someone who has given oral sex to a third person?Question #2: Kissing and licking a small cut or scrape?Question #3: Protected Sex with a woman

Question #1: In a threesome with a couple, I kissed a guy who had just finished giving oral sex to his boyfriend for a couple of minutes. Although, the third guy was no where near cumming, he may have had some pre-cum. I have no idea. I also have no...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

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Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...In all of these instances, although technically there could have been a chance for HIV transmission to occur, realistically, the chances of infection (under the circumstances mentioned) were very small. In none Read more »

Kissing an HIV+ Man

Hi I recently had a massage from an HIV+ masseur. During the massage he licked my anus a few... Read more »

HIV bleeding gums and passionate kissing

If you have bleeding gums after bushing your teeth and 30 minutes to an hour later the blood has... Read more »
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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 »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...sex (if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

... Why Are There so Many AIDS Myths? Myths About "Catching" HIV Myths About a Cure AIDS Is a Death Sentence The Government Developed AIDS to Reduce Minority Populations Myths About Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

One-Quarter of Canadians Believe HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Kissing, Mosquito Bites, Poll Says

...Approximately one in four Canadians believes HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through kissing and mosquito bites, indicating a "knowledge gap" in the general public regarding the disease, according to a recently released Read more »
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Kissing a HIV- person

Posted by gordon, 9 Replies
...Unless I am mistaken if you kiss a person mouth to mouth and one of you is have HIV+ and the HIV+ person has a small cut in the gums or in the mouth area. The suliva with a small potion of blood will be trasmitted, Read more »

French kissing and more?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does French kissing (with gum inflammation but no bleeding)and vaginal penetration with the fingers(no cuts) pose a risk for HIV transmission? Read more »

Passing on HIV via Saliva

Posted by SaltyWater, 2 Replies
...Now I know you can't catch HIV by kissing, but imagine this scenario You know someone is HIv and your cool with it. You know you cant catch it by french kissing, Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...from what i can get about half of the websites, hotlines(cdc, and colorado hiv hotline, for example) believe french kissing is risky, and should consider testing. other sites and the GMHC hotline say no risk, kiss away...anyone want to add to my... Read more »