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Deep Kissing And HIV Transmission Risk

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Hypothetical deep kissing question

Happy Festivus Dr. Bob!Suppose you were not taking ARVs for treatment (or stopped taking them for a long time, where any benefits once accrued are long gone). Would you still feel comfortable passionately kissing Dr. Steve? Do you believe the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Kissing, unless there are extreme extenuating circumstances, is not considered a risk for HIV transmission for magnetic couples, whether or not the poz partner is on antiretroviral therapy (ARV). If I were not on Read more »

The Kissing Dilemma

Hello bob, i need your help with my question. I recently (26 days ago, in valentines day) deep... Read more »

HIV from deep kissing/dry humping?!

Hi Dr. Bob,I'm a bit confused, just because I called the CDC hotline and the ansewrs more confused... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...HIV being transmitted by tears or saliva, but it is possible to be infected with HIV through oral sex or in rare cases through deep kissing, especially if you have open sores in your mouth or bleeding gums. For more information, see the following... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Basic Facts About HIV/AIDS

... How many people are affected by HIV/AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? How is HIV not transmitted? How can I reduce my risk of becoming infected with HIV through sexual contact? Are there other ways to avoid getting HIV through sex? Is... Read more »
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HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...being exposed. Two nights ago I met a man in a night club who I didnt know really well. One thing led to another and I let him deep kiss me a couple of times and finger me there was no oral or penetrative sex involved. 1.Can HIV be transmitted... Read more »

Deep Kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I dont realy know how to explain, ive been deep kissing a girl in advanced hiv status, since that exposure that someone said theres now risk i have been with candidiasis, angular Read more »

High-risk?

Posted by Phatfarm1980, 1 Reply
...One week ago I had an encounter with a prostitue. During this she gave me unprotected oral sex and deep throated me. I then had protected vaginal sex with her and as far as I know the condom was intact at all times. Half way through Read more »

DEEP KISS??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I met a lovely guy and went out on a date. Things happen so quick that he kissed me. The kiss was so deep and nice that I prayed to GOD that he doesnt have any cuts or myself. I have not yet told him of my HIV status neither is he. Read more »