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Kissing A Person With An Advanced Hiv

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms, when they do occur (most people experience only very minor symptoms, some people experience none at all), are almost...
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"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 »

Searching peace of mind

Hello,I've been reading the posts regarding HIV. I've learned a lot on the last weeks. And I also realized how ignorant I am .Regardless of how much I read, I still feel uncomfortable and a bit neurotic. Here is why.I started a relationship with a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...You practiced safer sex. If the condoms were used properly and didn't break, your HIV-acquisition risk would be negligible (kissing and fingering). Your seven-week negative test is extremely encouraging, although not yet definitive.Will you be... Read more »


Hey There Dr. Bob,I just heard about the conference your Foundation is putting on for HIV folks on the 20th. Is there still space available for me to attend. Can i ask you a question in person that day? i'd also plan to give you a big kiss too.Hunky...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can ask all the questions you like that day. As for the kissing, were you planning on the very European cheek-to-cheek air kisses or some serious tonsil hockey? See you on the 20th.Dr. Bob Read more »

Safe sex question from a student

I am a teacher. One of my students recently asked me a safe sex question: Should someone who french kisses more than 5 people a year be tested for STD's in the absence of any other sexual contact (i.e. no oral, anal, vaginal, genital-genital,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...than an abstinence-only curriculum, you are not only doing the right thing, but you just may be saving a life by preventing an HIV infection.I salute your efforts! I'm here any time you need backup or a quick fact check!Dr. Bob Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...someone who is HIV positive Hugs Dancing Sharing food or drinks Using a shower, bath, or bed used by an HIV-positive person Kissing (between people with no significant dental problems) Sharing exercise equipment Starting the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(CDC) estimates that 38% to 44% of all adults in the United States have been tested for HIV and that between 16 and 22 million people aged 18-64 years are tested for HIV annually. However, of more than one million people living with HIV in the... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...outside the body. Therefore, the virus is not transmitted through day-to-day activities such as shaking hands, hugging, or even kissing. You cannot become infected from a toilet seat, drinking fountain, doorknob, dishes, drinking glasses, food,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fears About HIV Transmission in Families With an HIV-Infected Parent: A Qualitative Analysis

...families identified at least one HIV transmission-related fear, including specific fears related to blood contact, bathroom items, kissing/hugging, and food. Families addressed these fears by educating children about the ways HIV can be... Read more »
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Transmission via kissing and condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...terric person whom I'd to get to know better. The only problem is this person is HIV+. We have gone out on a few dates and finaly kissed. I really like this person but I also want to take each and every precaution. I'm a college student and... 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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that i can remove, my gingivis all inflamed, angular cheilitis, the girl with whom i have been as HIV in advanced way, when we kissed she has a bad halit that i have know and for the second time in just some months. Im desperate i dont really... Read more »

My friend is freaking out...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...herself and me crazy while she waits. I keep repeating my 4 points to her but I guess she's a bit OCD. I'm hoping some of you good people will write in, maybe your info can help her relax. Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance. Read more »