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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Open Mouth Kissing

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My new partner tested posative

Dear Dr:First thank you fro being here to help people like myself. My partner is now posative and I thought first to leave him out of my ignorance and fear but I love him and see him for him more then the problem he faces. With that said I have a...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Kissing is an extremely low risk activity. Read more »

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... Read more »

Infection through kissing

I recently kissed a friend(open mouth), He has aids. I have a problem with chapped lips and was was... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider immediately... 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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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 »

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 Read more »

exposed and freaking out...

Posted by brworried, 1 Reply
...kissing...and the next day, i agreed to visit. He told me that he was positive and while I was not sure what that would mean long term, I really enjoyed our time together and we ended up talking very candidly about the disease and how he has... Read more »

Dicordant Couples

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...use a condom? What about oral sex and mutual masturbation? Do you always use protection then? Do you have open-mouth, prolonged kisses? Has there ever been an accident where you have come in contact with fluids or fluids have been shared? ... Read more »