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Kissing Risk Of Getting AIDS

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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. What is the risk?
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 "Safe Sex, HIV Prevention and Transmission" forum on this website. Read more »

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Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you are well.I just want to note the numerous, ambivalent and highly... Read more »

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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 Read more »

Kissing shaft and sitting Risk too?

Posted by happyheart, 2 Replies
...kissed the shaft of his penis, which had no barrier. I gave his shaft two quick pecks. It didn't seem wet or anything. Am I at risk for getting HIV this way? Am I at risk from the french kissing, sitting on his penis without my own underwear on... Read more »

afraid to kiss

Posted by jessi_babe_xoxo, 2 Replies
...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 of the only ways is if you both have cuts in your... Read more »

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...Does French kissing (with gum inflammation but no bleeding)and vaginal penetration with the fingers(no cuts) pose a risk for HIV transmission? Read more »