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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Kissing Cold Sore

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hiv throgh champagne kiss

Hi thanks for ur reply it makes me feel much better ... Just wanted to Know whether this warrants a test at three months ... I took one at 10 days out of fear which was negative
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...who twice gushed champagne in my mouth ....very small qty went straight inside ....not in my mouth for a second also and even kissed for less than three seconds ...no wet kissing in either case neither did i have a sore cut or any other feeling... Read more »

kissing (MOUTH TO MOUTH CHAMPAGNE, SAKE, AND SHOTS, 2010)

i went to a strip bar 6 weeks ago and was with a girl who twice gushed champagne in my mouth... Read more »

Kiss and drink (mouth to mouth)

Dear Dr.Bob, This is quite a repeat of a question that was asked last year by someone and I just... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...Mutual masturbation (hand jobs) and fisting (using a hand to penetrate the anus or vagina): These are relatively low risk, as long as your hand has no open cuts or sores. Sexual assault or rape can result in infection if the attacker is HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...fountain, a door knob, dishes, drinking glasses, food, or pets. HIV is not an airborne or food-borne virus, and it does not live long outside the body. Although contact with blood and other body substances can occur in households, transmission... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...lower costs, which is why their tests are free or low-cost. It is the transit (turnaround) time, not the actual test that takes longer. Some people with high anxiety about exposure may be tempted to use this faster service. Testing Issues... Read more »
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afraid to kiss

Posted by jessi_babe_xoxo, 2 Replies
...I have known this guy for so long who has aids, and i like him and he likes me. but i am afraid to do anything with him, even kiss him. i know that kissing is Read more »

open mouth kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 kissing? something i've done, no... Read more »

kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...half of the websites, hotlines(cdc, and colorado hiv hotline, for example) believe french kissing is risky, and should consider testing. other sites and the GMHC hotline say no risk, kiss away...anyone want to add to my confusion? Read more »

Scared I got infected from french kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...didn't actually feel any large lymph nodes. I am too scared to get a test. If anyone can help I appreciate it. I went to the testing center in my area but was too scared to go through with the test. Also is 7 weeks considered a reliable test if... Read more »