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Can You Get HIV From Tongue Kissing

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Is HIV contracted by tongue kissing

Can I give the virus to someone if I tongue kiss them?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is a single well publicized case of oral to oral HIV transmission between two people of uncommonly poor dental hygiene. If you have decent teeth and gums and fancy that in a partner you should have nothing to worry about. DW... Read more »

Hiv test+tongue kissing

HiI have 2 questionsHow much time do i have to wait in order to get an hiv test(what test will get... Read more »

Cut on tongue and kissing

I hope you can shed some light on my question and allay my anxiety. I cut my tongue on a Saturday... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pickett Fences: Getting to Know You

"So," I say, "since you want to know more about me ... there is something very important I want to tell you." Pretty smooth, eh? You know what came next. And he was silent for a moment, as is the custom, and then he didn't say a word. He just... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Positive Days

There's a sore on the back of my tongue. I look in the mirror and stick my tongue out as far as I can and I still can't see it. I can feel it, though. Every time I swallow it feels like someone is squeezing my tongue with a pair of pliers, and... 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 »
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Burning Tongue Part II (My Exposure)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My Exposure would be deep French Kissing (I have a non-contagious gum condition in which they are always cut and open. They bleed quite a bit if dental floss is just slightly inserted between teeth) and I performed clitoral masturbation on her. I... Read more »

Deep Kissing & Oral Sex Risk Comparison

Posted by supernervousguy, 1 Reply
I know this is probably an obnoxious question, but hopefully someone can help satisfy my curiosity. I am aware that deep/french/tongue kissing is next to zero risk for transmission. However, in many places online and on this forum, it is placed in... Read more »

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, hence making the other person... Read more »

Spot on tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi:

Anyone ever heard of chancre appearing on tongue as possible site of HIV infection.

was given head from a guy and his wife and she kissed me once.

About 5 weeks later had little white chancre appear on tongue then really bad sinus infection,... Read more »