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Dry Cough After French Kissing Worried I Have HIV

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having dry cough and stuffy nose after deep kissing

I started kissing my girlfriend about 4 months ago. I only kissed her. I didn't have sex with her. We didn't also have sex with anyone. But 1 - 1.5 months ago i started kissing her deep. I kissed her day before yesterday. And yesterday...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello-You can't get HIV from kissing (no matter the depth) unless significant amounts of blood are exchanged (think tooth extraction kind of bleeding). This did not happen between you and your partner. My guess is that you have/had the common... Read more »

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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 »

French Kissing and more

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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 »

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 »

Mixed couple-French kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,
We are planning to have protected sex, what are realistic risks for the neg partner with open mouth(french kissing). Someone please help.
Thanks!

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