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Could You Attract Hiv By Kissing

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Christian Science Monitor Examines Peace Corps' Efforts to Attract Experienced Volunteers for Work Related to HIV/AIDS, Other Issues

The Christian Science Monitor on Friday examined how the Peace Corps is attempting to attract skilled volunteers as it begins to address "more complex issues," such as HIV/AIDS, and "professionalize" the agency. Peter Parr, the agency's country... Read more »
Mark S. King

When Opposites Attract

The first time I mentioned my HIV status to Chris, we were having lunch on the patio of Fred Segal's restaurant in Los Angeles. It had been a silent issue until then, having gone unspoken through the first weeks of our budding and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Good Understanding: United Kingdom AIDS Charity Drive to Attract Black African and Gay Volunteers

The United Kingdom's leading HIV/AIDS charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust, is launching a volunteer recruitment campaign aimed at communities most affected by the disease -- gay men and black Africans. The number of people in Britain with HIV is... Read more »
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Are you serious? HIV from a kiss?

So I have a question for someone. I was at a bar seven days ago and I kissed a girl for a few minutes. Now, according to this website and the information supplied by people here: I may have contracted HIV through kissing AND now I need to wait...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. Kissing is not considered a risk for HIV. There have been cases of oral transmission resulting from sexual behavior where infected blood entered the system through mouth sores or abrasions.Take care,-David... Read more »

Hiv transmission from Kissing and Oral sex? No semen

Hey Doc!I've been looking at all of your wonderful support to others for the past 3 months because I had a possible encounter with someone who may have had it so I was scared and now I may have done it again.Just last night, I went to a gay...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The CDC's estimated per-act statistical risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected insertive oral sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 0.5 per 10,000 exposures. Your estimated statistical risk would be even less, as we... Read more »

love my pos. husband very much-not attracted sexually

My husband is in the latter stages of AIDS, but recently doing a lot better! Thank God. He is now asking for sex all of the time, and I don't have the urge at all (I am neg). I feel terrible about it, because I want to make him happy, but I...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
While you do find yourself in a challenging situation, I think the only advice I or anyone can give you is simple and basic. You simply need to communicate to your husband that you do love him and care about him and his well-being. You can also be... Read more »

Is attractive title necessary

Hi! DocDo you really select questions on the basis of Title?Some ppl work really hard including me for a title as if it is going to get us an award.My Question: Is HIV Tri Dot test by J. Mitra Co.reliable. I got a negative by this method after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Not necessarily "attractive," but I do appreciate "clever!" For instance, you would have used "Can Dot be trusted?" or "What's up Dot?" See, it's easy.Regarding dear old Dot, yes, a nine month... 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, hence making the other person... Read more »

Kissing a Risk for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Last night I French kissed a sex worker, stripper actually, several times and now I am scared to death that I may carry HIV home to my wife and kids. Should I tell? Should I test for HIV in 12 weeks. This is all that happened, but I... Read more »


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 »

hiv transmits through kissing

Posted by maruti, 2 Replies
this is vipin my age is 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 »