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Can You Get Hiv When You Kiss A Person That Has It

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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 »

QTND French Kissing

Dr.Bob,I donated 100.00 before and got your dvd and I promise to do so again. I looked up this in... Read more »

Fingering question and kissing question

Hi Dr Bob, the funniest doc around! We all love you, you know that.Here is my question: Last night... 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 Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...context. Don't worry too much about rare cases. For instance, there is one documented case of transmission from deep or "French" kissing -- in two people who had terrible dental problems. However, the odds of getting HIV from kissing, even when... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...that all families have this discussion. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that young people between the ages of 15 to 24 account for approximately half of all new HIV infections in the world, and represent... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Myth Versus Reality

... Myth: HIV or AIDS can be cured. Reality: To date, there is no cure for HIV or AIDS and there are no vaccines to prevent HIV infection. Myth: 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 »

moah ,the kissing!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...symptoms like sore throat for 2 months now i suppose.Symptoms started few days after the exposure.I am worried a little.I know kissing is said to be low risk activity.But i wonder, like what if i had some cuts in my mouth.Not like cuts but just... Read more »

Transmission via kissing and condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...smoker than i ever was and the stress caused me to have an oral ulcer so my mouth isn't exactly 100%. With all this being said is kissing still considered safe? Is there any other form of protection available other than condoms? thank you in... Read more »