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Can You Get HIV By Kissing

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hiv - kissing and biting

Dear Dr. McGowan,I would like to ask you if I should be terrified as I am since one week ago I was at a club, I was half-drunk and kissed this guy. He was violently kissing me and bit me inside my mouth just under the lip, making me bleeding. I...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Dear G,No I do not think it is a big risk. Was their blood in his mouth before the "kiss"? Exposure to your blood is not the issue since you were bitten. I would just wait for the routine testing, no need for a P24 Read more »

HIV from Kissing

Hi;My Question is that can someone contracts HIV from Open Mouth Kissing. Actually I had a Open... Read more »

"a kiss is NOT just a kiss" when it = HIV! Please answer...I'll be happy to donate $50

Dr Bob,What is needed to get an answer from you on this forum? You must get bombarded with... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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 »
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 General Hospital

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

...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 help but wonder if... 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 »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...only thing we are ever told is that a condom must be used for vaginal or anal sex, but what about safe sex when it comes to kissing and fingering? I did something really stupid the other night and now Im living with the fear of being exposed.... Read more »

HIV THRU KISSING

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Pliz give me all the cases of ppl who acquired the HIV thru kissing, no matter if they had sores or bleeding gums, but ALL of the reported cases of HIV transmitted thru kissing. Read more »

do i get hiv if i kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i kissed my girfriend who is hiv+ve,i noticed that her lower lip was bleeding slightly after that is there any chance tht i will also get hiv+ve. Read more »