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Is Kissing Safe

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Ask the Experts

Why is kissing safe?

Why can you not get infected by kissing if there is HIV in the saliva?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...in such small concentrations that nobodyhas ever been infected through saliva. Therefore, the chances of getting HIVthrough kissing are extremely remote, and nobody has ever been infectedthrough kissing. However, if any body fluid is visibly... Read more »

kissing is it safe.

how safe is kissing i kissed a girl who i didnt know and now i am really really worried.can i catch... Read more »

How safe is kissing after flossing?

I would like to know how safe kissing is after flossing. I am HIV- and my husband is HIV+. We... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Little Kiss Was Big Help in Spreading Word on AIDS

...Pentecostal church and standing up to her 51-year-old husband when she wanted to go public with her condition. Then the president kissed her on the cheek. That image went around the world, drawing more attention to the princess and giving her... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

...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 help but wonder if... Read more »
Body Positive

Tell and Kiss: Dating and Disclosure

...that he is HIV-positive. Fernando's fear of disclosure comes from experience. More than once a potential lover has hugged and kissed him, saying "It's all right, we can still be friends." Then they never called back. Fernando has quite a few... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

One-Quarter of Canadians Believe HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Kissing, Mosquito Bites, Poll Says

...Approximately one in four Canadians believes HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through kissing and mosquito bites, indicating a "knowledge gap" in the general public regarding the disease, according to a recently released Read more »
Connect With Others

is it safe to kiss my + lover?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...he is +, i am -. safe sex is practiced, but you can't practice safe kissing....unless you abstain. his dr. told him that kissing is safe, unless we are bleeding. how do i know if i'm bleeding..or him 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 shaft and sitting Risk too?

Posted by happyheart, 2 Replies
...I French kissed a man, and I sat on his penis when I had no underwear nor anything else on], which was covered by his underwear, but I noticed Read more »

Kissing a HIV- person

Posted by gordon, 9 Replies
...Unless I am mistaken if you kiss a person mouth to mouth and one of you is have HIV+ and the HIV+ person has a small cut in the gums or in the mouth area. The Read more »