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Kissing Cold Sore And HIV Testing

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wet kissing with cold sores

What is the relative risk (high, medium, low) for this situation: I engaged in wet kissing (I don't know if my partner has HIV) and later saw three small cold sores inside my lower lip (each about 0.5mm in size). My partner did not have any...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...This is not a situation for which I recommend testing. HIV is not transmitted through kissing. RMK Read more »


Hi Dr. I would greatly appreciate your help. Back in nov of 2007 I kissed a girl of unknown status.... Read more »

HIV Rapid Test

Hi,I kissed a guy with HIV about 2 years ago. I had a cold sore and even though I have been told I... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? (if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's... Read more »
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 »
Treatment Action Group

"Kiss My Access": Community Envoy to Food and Drug Panel Urges Caution in Approving New Anti-HIV Therapueutics and in Providing Early Access

...The FDA recently convened hearings regarding its Accelerated Approval program and the future use of changes in plasma HIV-RNA as surrogate endpoints in AIDS clinical trials (September 6-7, 1995). TAG's Peter Staley, representing the National Task Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1... 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 Read more »

please help me with my anxieties here

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have strong stubble). i am not sure if we open mouthed kissed while he started to bleed. at the time i had an almost healed cold sore on the other side of my lip. i asked him about safer sex/STDs before making out..he told me that he uses... Read more »

Another "Kissing" Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...fever blister on my lip. If I contracted herpes from that encounter, what would be the possibility that I might have gotten HIV, as well? I am married and feeling guilty, yes. But I also want to protect my wife if there is any risk to her... Read more »

Your opinion please

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...her hands. Thats all. She basically help me putting the make up and wig. Then i touch her face and hug her and maybe a little kiss in her cheek and a little kiss in her lips not wet not french just lip to lip for a 1 second.. Almost between 6 or... Read more »