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Kissing Afraid I Have HIV

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afraid to kiss

Posted by jessi_babe_xoxo, 2 Replies
I have known this guy for so long who has aids, and i like him and he likes me. but i am afraid to do anything with him, even kiss him. i know that kissing is one of the lowest risks to get aids, but i am so scared about getting it. i read that one... Read more »

Still Afraid... What Do I Do?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I posted several days ago... one of the MANY questioners about the risk of kissing someone who MAY be HIV+. I have read all of the posts by Dr. Reznick and Mr. Kull and know that the chances of infection are not high.... (contact was not deep or... Read more »

My HIV+ boyfriend is afraid to be intimate...

Posted by Madeleine, 2 Replies
I am with a man whom I love very very much. He is perfect. My ex-husband was abusive and controlling but my current boyfriend was always there for me as a friend and now we are finally able to be together. Because of all the "trauma" caused by my... Read more »

Kissing a Risk for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,
Last night I French kissed a sex worker, stripper actually, several times and now I am scared to death that I may carry HIV home to my wife and kids. Should I tell? Should I test for HIV in 12 weeks. This is all that happened, but I... Read more »

family members afraid

Posted by koko, 6 Replies
I need some suggestions here. My father has AIDS and my sister (whose only 4) may be HIV pos. They are both visiting from out of town and I've noticed a lot of ignorance when it comes to 2 of my family members and how it's spread. Please someone,... Read more »
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Deep kissing = Death Kissing?

Hello Dr bob.Greetings from South Korea,one of my friend told me about your site and i found it an excellent information plate form for millions accross the globe.it's my second time that i have been writting you with the hope that you will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jun Shan,I'm delighted you have found this Web site. Hopefully by now you've also had the opportunity to read some of the extensive archives where you'll find many, many stories similar to your own. Reading these testimonials... Read more »

Afraid I might be infected with HIV

Hi, I recently made out with one of my friends who is so girl crazy.(I feel so guilty, and ashamed) we did not have intercourse but he fingered me and licked my vagina. i didnt check if he had any open sores on his lips or tongue. and i am afraid...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiFirst breathe! All that you experienced was very low risk for HIV transmission.There has never been a known case of HIV transmission by fingering or any other sort of hand-genital contact. A cut risks HIV only if large, deep, and actively... Read more »

New to gay life, afraid of HIV

Dr. Bob-I've enjoyed reading your forum over the years. It's given me some courage to explore my sexuality, come out of the closet, pursue relationships. One thing is nagging at me though. I had a sexual encounter with a guy who...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree your risk would be extremely low and with your negative HIV test at seven weeks the chances you are HIV positive are nearly nonexistent. However if you are worried, and apparently you are, why not just get tested, get your definitive... Read more »

hiv risk from kissing

I tried to find an answer for this question in your forum but couldn't. What is the risk of transmitting hiv to someone from kissing using a lot of tongue action? I'm positive and he's negative and now he's afraid to kiss me....
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
This is not considered to be a risk for transmission of HIV. Please visit the <a href=" http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/index.html" target=_new>"Safe Sex, HIV Prevention and Transmission" </a> forum on... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
Black AIDS Institute

Disclosure Etiquette, Part 1: Do I Have to Kiss and Tell?

This is the first in a series of articles exploring the etiquette associated with telling other people that you have HIV/AIDS. Over the past 20 years, I have watched people living with HIV/AIDS suffer and struggle with disclosing their status.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Education: "People Are Afraid to Touch Them"

Oxford University and South African researchers are working on a two-year study of child caregivers in families affected by HIV/AIDS. More than 7,000 people in three South African provinces -- about 6,000 children and 1,500 guardians -- will be... Read more »