Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Hiv Transmission Through Open Mouth Kissing

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Ambivalent information on risk via open mouth kissing

Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you are well.I just want to note the numerous, ambivalent and highly confusing information available via the internet to the common populace, earnestly seeking out said information to assess their individual risks from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Concerned Visitor,I always strive to make my responses as definitive and consistent as possible. Responding to your specific question, "is open mouth kissing a risk or not?" the answer is that kissing is not a risk for HIV... Read more »

Open Mouth Sores And Kissing

Me and My ex-boyfriend were dating for a while and we kissed a lot. When we first kissed he had... Read more »

just how risky is open mouth kissing an infected partner?

i am sure that you get this question quite often...but, i am kind of concerned...one of my close... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vancouver Opens First Authorized Drug Injection Site in Attempt to Curb HIV, Hepatitis C Transmission

North America's first authorized drug injection site for illegal drug users, which supporters say will help curb the spread of diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C, held its official opening on Monday in Vancouver, Canada, Reuters reports... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Its Transmission

Introduction How HIV Is Transmitted HIV in the Environment Households Businesses and Other Settings Kissing Biting Saliva, Tears and Sweat Insects Effectiveness of Condoms Introduction Research has revealed a great deal of valuable... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV... Read more »
Connect With Others

OPEN MOUTH KISSING NIGHTMARE?

Posted by AussieDude, 4 Replies
Can u get HIV from open mouth Kissing..If I have done Open mouth kissing with a Girl for 5 mins regularly..
With Clothes on.. I mean JUST KISSING..
PLease Tell Read more »

HIV Through Open Mouth Kissing

Posted by Charlie505, 2 Replies
I had an open mouth kissing for about 20 secs with a girl of unknown hiv status, after that i am getting back to back mild sore throat and white tounge for 2 months which is still there, i got worried and got 5 hiv test following from 6,8,10,12,and... Read more »

open mouth kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can this be a new risk? i thought kissing was safe, but a woman at CDC said my mouth is just like my vagina (how'd she know?) and that this risk is REAL. local testing site said no need to test based on no risk. anyone? what's your take on french... Read more »

HIV from deep kissing?

Posted by caman1313
I engaged in open mouth kissing with a girl at a bar that I didn't know very well. My gums bleed when I brush and I'm worried about potential infection. I kissed the girl maybe 5 times throughout the night. The next morning I woke up paranoid I... Read more »