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Can You Spread Hiv Through Kissing

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kissing

Deep mouth kissing posses no risk however my arguement is this it is still a mucosal membrane. I the membrane is riped or torn then this would pose a potential entry point if kissing hiv + person please educate the public or aids advocacy places...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Kissing is considered very low risk. There have been reported cases of HIV transmitted via kissing but this has involved severe peridontal Read more »

Spreading of lesions and KS (kissing, touching)

Dear Dr: I understand that lesion and KS are caused by a condition. Sometimes I feel like kissing... Read more »
Articles
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...HIV have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears. However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare 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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another question

Posted by holycow, 2 Replies
...just wondering...what if you made out with somebody that had strep throat...and they had HIV..would you get HIV?...also what if you got oral herpes from them.....would that also spread HIV?? Read more »

Free video: "Top Ten Myths About HIV/AIDS"

Posted by AIDSvideos
...having sex with her; if you are HIV positive but your viral load is undetectable, you cannot spread HIV; AIDS can be spread by kissing, hugging, or shaking hands; if you have HIV, you can cure it by having sex with a virgin; every individual with... Read more »

symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Rash on penis and feet and low fever. These symptoms occurred 8 weeks after exposure. I know that my chance of contracting HIV is low after reading through this forum. Could these symptoms be from any other STD's? Appreciate your input. Read more »

KS quotation, Dr Dezube

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...reside in the oral cavity. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that the KS virus can be spread by deep kissing. HOWEVER, many viruses can be spread by kissing. If you get infected by the KS virus, this does NOT mean... Read more »