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Do People Get HIV From Kissing

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San Francisco General Hospital

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

If you were anywhere near a television set last summer, you inevitably heard about that case of HIV infection that appears to have resulted from kissing and kissing alone. And, admit it -- the news gave you at least a moment's pause. You couldn't... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Disclosure Etiquette, Part 1: Do I Have to Kiss and Tell?

This is the first in a series of articles exploring the etiquette associated with telling other people that you have HIV/AIDS. Over the past 20 years, I have watched people living with HIV/AIDS suffer and struggle with disclosing their status.... Read more »
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 AIDS... Read more »
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HIV and Kissing The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Approximately 18 months ago, I came in contact with an individual who Ikissed deeply with. No other type of sexual contact was performed. I havebeen racked with guilt about this and all I can think about is that I havebeen infected with HIV. I...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Simply put, HIV has never been transmitted by saliva, and nobody has everbeen infected by kissing in the 15+ years that we have been tracking thisepidemic. The concentrations of the HIV virus in saliva are so low,... Read more »

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 you should have nothing to worry about. DW... Read more »

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 »

he bit my lip while kissing.. hiv? :L

2 years ago I kissed this guy that I was later told was most likely HIV positive. While kissing me he had bit my lip and although since then I have kissed other people, I have had swollen lymph nodes and am beginning to wonder whether or not I may...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are fine! You cannot get HIV from kissing.HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through... 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 »

Question about HIV and kissing?

Posted by Lissa, 2 Replies
I had unprotected sex twice with a guy I didn't know, and his baby momma told me he shoots up dope, and shares needles with his brother who has herpes. I'm scared I may have HIV. I got tested one month after exposure and I tested negative. I know... Read more »

Scared I got infected from french kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if it is possible to get infected through french kissing. I was making out with this person and before anything else happened she told me that she had hiv. Also if I caught it from her would I have had some symptoms by now? It was 7... Read more »

kissing question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ive read that alcohol kills the hiv virus. so i was wondering, if 2 people are french kissing and drinking beer at the same time. lets say one person has bleeding gums, will the beer kill the virus??? just wondering.... Read more »