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French Kissing And Possible HIV Exposure

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Discordant testing advice between two The Body experts over French kissing and HIV -- A sinking ship, yet the band plays on!

Dr. Frascino,Please take a look at the response given by Dr. Fawcett -- The Body's Mental Health and HIV expert -- regarding someone's concern over acquiring HIV from a french kiss, and testing advice for this level of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Extremely Concerned Visitor.As you point out David Fawcett cited one of my posts in his answer. I really don't believe there is much difference in our advice and certainly no cause for cognitive dissonance, consulting Magic 8 Balls or... Read more »

Anxiety about French-kissing a girl and two weeks later getting the flu

Around 5 months ago I French-kissed a girl. After that she told me she had slept with seven other... Read more »

French Kissing Nightmare

Hi Bob , if a person was so unlucky that he actually got the virus through french kissing a... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

French Study Clears HAART of Cancer Link in Kids

There is no evidence that anti-HIV drugs cause cancer in adults. However, these medicines are taken by pregnant HIV positive women, and therefore could, in theory, have a negative effect on the fetus and, later, infant. This possibility arises for a... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

French Study Finds Increased Anal Cancer Risk Despite ART

HIV attacks the immune system, causing it to become increasingly weak and dysfunctional. Treatment with combinations of potent anti-HIV drugs (commonly called ART or HAART) greatly reduces production of HIV in the body. As less HIV is produced, the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

French Study Unexpectedly Uncovers Role of Substance Use in Heart Attacks

Several years ago researchers working with a large observational database called DAD (with more than 33,000 HIV-positive people) announced that they had found a link between the use of the anti-HIV drug abacavir (Ziagen and in Kivexa, Epzicom and... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Small Increase in Birth Defects in the French Perinatal Cohort

Data presented at CROI 2013 showed a small increased risk of some birth defects with first trimester exposure to some antiretrovirals in the French Perinatal Cohort (EPF). 1 In an oral presentation, Jeanne Sibiude from INSERM showed findings... 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, 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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HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
Please can someone give me their honest opinion on whether this is a reason for me to be concerned and tested?

Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure.

Im a 34 year old woman... Read more »