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How Much Blood Is Required To Cause HIV Through Kissing

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...possibility of environmental transmission remote. HIV is found in varying concentrations or amounts in blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, saliva, and tears. To obtain data on the survival of HIV, laboratory studies have required the use of artificially high concentrations of laboratory-grown virus. Although these unnatural concentrations of HIV can be kept alive for days or even weeks under precisely controlled and limited laboratory...
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Kissing HIV positive female and blood-PEP?

OK doc, I know you've answered questions similar to this one before, but I somehow feel mine is different so please answer me. It's been like 40hrs since I kissed a female who I know is positive. To my recollection, at the time of kissing her, an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...bleeding. Apparently some women do this."????? Really? Well it just goes to show you that you learn something new every day, eh?Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Neither PEP nor HIV testing nor worry is warranted!Relax Max! You're... Read more »

HIV Infection via Hand Job and Kissing in Manstrual blood

I hired a bar girl in Bangkok 3 days back and I donot have the condemn as I did not intend to have sex. I did not touch her vagina, no frenck kiss, or sucking of boobs/vagina, and neither she had any. I only had few kisses over her mouth and other...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hmm. Hard to believe you hired a hooker just to play Parcheesi! But OK, I'll believe you. (Millions wouldn't, but I will!)Your HIV fears are unwarranted. The HIV-acquisition risk from the scenario you describe is essentially nonexistent. If my... Read more »

"a kiss is NOT just a kiss" when it = HIV! Please answer...I'll be happy to donate $50

Dr Bob,What is needed to get an answer from you on this forum? You must get bombarded with questions...please - this is 8th time I've asked you to answer my question...I'm sorry it's long but I'm very concerned that I'm walking around with HIV and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. The important concept here is that symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. A negative HIV-antibody test outside the window period trumps "symptoms" each and every time.2. No. The vast majority Read more »

Could Hep A&B Vaccination Cause False Negative HIV Antibody Test?

Dear Dr. Frascino, I'd like to say I've been through a whole lot of sites and I can say without a doubt that you are the best and most dedicated out there. I've also read most of the posts on this site and am shocked at the volume of e-mails you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hepatitis C and that you are conclusively HIV negative is now up to you. So, I'm signing off on this case permanently. If you require additional reassurance, you can either reread my many (too many) responses to your repetitive and ongoing... Read more »
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AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...patients. When the first drugs were developed, they had to be taken as many as three times a day. Some drugs had complicated requirements about storage, or what kind of food they had to be taken with, or how long you had to wait after eating... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...government can better track the extent of the disease in the population as a whole. HIV Name-Based Reporting California requires those who are infected with HIV to be reported by name to local public health officials. It is important to... Read more »
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Fact Sheet: Talking to Youth About HIV/AIDS

...healthy decisions. Conversation Starters Talking to youth about HIV/AIDS can often be difficult and uncomfortable because it requires talking about issues such as sex and drugs. To start a discussion, it may be helpful to try these... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

... The flu virus originates in birds and often infects pigs, where it mutates into new strains. This is why new flu shots are required each year. Most Americans get flu shots in October and November. However, the flu season can last as late as May,... Read more »
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hiv transmits through kissing

Posted by maruti, 2 Replies
...this is vipin my age is 26,last week i kissed one girl its a open mouth kiss for 20secs,there was no blood in my mouth,no cuts,there is any chance to get hiv infection for me,plz help me i was scared Read more »

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Posted by nuthugger24, 3 Replies
...touched my eyes. Im wondering if HIV or any other STD could be transmitted this way? Also there could have been a small amount of blood present on his penis from rubbing it on my jeans and belt which also worries me about Hep C. If infact any... Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...only thing we are ever told is that a condom must be used for vaginal or anal sex, but what about safe sex when it comes to kissing and fingering? I did something really stupid the other night and now Im living with the fear of being exposed.... Read more »

Kissing a HIV- person

Posted by gordon, 9 Replies
...of you is have HIV+ and the HIV+ person has a small cut in the gums or in the mouth area. The suliva with a small potion of blood will be trasmitted, hence making the other person HIV+. Correct or not? Read more »