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Can You Get HIV From Tongue Kissing

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Ask the Experts

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 Read more »

wet kiss

Dear doc, my wife is hiv+, just tested and found very recently. Before that, I used to have the... Read more »

Kissing HIV positive female and blood-PEP?

OK doc, I know you've answered questions similar to this one before, but I somehow feel mine is... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Little Kiss Was Big Help in Spreading Word on AIDS

...Pentecostal church and standing up to her 51-year-old husband when she wanted to go public with her condition. Then the president kissed her on the cheek. That image went around the world, drawing more attention to the princess and giving her... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...outside the body. Therefore, the virus is not transmitted through day-to-day activities such as shaking hands, hugging, or even kissing. You cannot become infected from a toilet seat, drinking fountain, doorknob, dishes, drinking glasses, food,... 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 Read more »

Did I put myself in for HIV?

Posted by mybigmistake, 2 Replies
...think I might have one many things which I feel put me at risk for HIV with several different people at many different times. I kissed them on the lips(our tongues met too)and we did mutual masturbation with each other and they fingered me many... Read more »

stressed out with the incident

Posted by john1976, 1 Reply
...had a very small blister on back of my tongue ad we kissed for some time no tongue to tongue contact only just lips with wet kissing . this was done just 5 to 15 minutes of kissing. i went back to my home and i checked my mouth and i could only... Read more »

i am that "lucky"?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok,i have done alot of reading and found out that kissing is like minimal to non existant risk.I am right, arent i.Ok my story is,that i had my first kiss by a girl i dont know.I was Read more »