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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 »

Mouth Sores and Kissing

Hello Dr I have a real quick question....I have a mild case of Gum disease...and My gums often... Read more »

Does syphilis sore on lip look like cold sore?

Greetings!I was really drunk the other night and accidentally made out with a guy who I heard had a... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact... Read more »
Body Positive

"If I Kill Myself at This Point, I'd Be Killing the Wrong Person": A Memoir

One cold and windy Sunday afternoon in March of 1970 as our cellblock was getting ready to go to the weekly movie, the Man came to my cell and said, "Salinas, the Deputy Warden wants to see you!" And immediately I knew that some bad news awaited me.... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

That Night

DAMN THAT NIGHT THE NIGHT spent kissing kissing your neck and wonderful lips luscious  luscious    to feel      so lovely into the night        touching you           in places that I rarely go to/went to and feel that fine fine    ... Read more »
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Another "Kissing" Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here goes.... A week ago I received several lap dances in a strip club. The dancer and I engaged in some brief open mouth contact, not deep or prolonged, but some tongue-to-tongue contact. I would not worry about it, but three days later I... Read more »

HIV Through Open Mouth Kissing

Posted by Charlie505, 2 Replies
I had an open mouth kissing for about 20 secs with a girl of unknown hiv status, after that i am getting back to back mild sore throat and white tounge for 2 months which is still there, i got worried and got 5 hiv test following from 6,8,10,12,and... Read more »

Deep kissing, receving multiple oral and rimming, symptoms, risk?

Posted by TopGuy1, 1 Reply
About a month ago I had sex with a couple of guys on a vacation, in gay sauna. They gave me oral and we kissed (real deep french kissing), no anal. I had something like a zit on the penis and canker sore in the mouth. One guy rimmed me.

A week after... Read more »

KISSING INFLUENZA!!

Posted by AussieDude, 1 Reply
My problem is:
I met a Girl Online on 13th June 2004 i.e, Last week and met her in real the very next day. I asked her wether she is infected from any thing like HIV or not. She claims to be having only me in her life and she agrreed that she was... Read more »