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Is Kissing Safe

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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 it from her if she has it and i kiss her and she has a little cut in her mouth?.oh man i dont know what to do i am losing my mind about this for the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Since there is no evidence to support transmission through kissing (saliva isn't known to transmit HIV), it's considered a pretty safe activity. Try not to obsess about the possibility of a cut in her mouth; if you have no evidence of... Read more »

Why is kissing safe?

Why can you not get infected by kissing if there is HIV in the saliva?... 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
Body Positive

Tell and Kiss: Dating and Disclosure

The biggest and first hurdle you will encounter when you are positive and dating is how people will react when they find out the news. Disclosure can play itself out in a variety of ways. You can share your status before you meet your date in... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Dating, Youth and HIV: From Both Sides

Dating is hard enough at 16. But when you factor in HIV, you instantly shift from the innocence of sneaking a kiss in the hallway between classes to serious matters that most grown ups aren't even ready to deal with. There are lots of young people,... Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

British Safe Sex Campaign Targets Reckless Youth

This week, Britain's FPA (formerly Family Planning Association) launches a campaign with a simple message: "Should have used a condom." The FPA is highlighting the fact that young people, caught up in dancing and sex, often give little thought to... 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 for that matter. we called the cdc and the... Read more »

please help me. deep kiss and cuts .

Posted by ind234567, 2 Replies
i am 26 yr old male from India. 48 hours back i had protected sex with a girl whom i later 100% suspect of being HIV infected. during the sex, we had deep hard kissing for 5 minutes or so and it resulted in my lips getting minor cuts and scratches.... Read more »

Mixed couple-French kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,
We are planning to have protected sex, what are realistic risks for the neg partner with open mouth(french kissing). Someone please help.
Thanks!

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Mixed Couple-French Kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,
We are planning to have protected sex, but what are the realistic risks for the neg partner with open mouth(french kissing). Someone please help.
Thanks!


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