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Anxiety about French-kissing a girl and two weeks later getting the flu

Around 5 months ago I French-kissed a girl. After that she told me she had slept with seven other guys before. Two to three weeks later I got the flu (I should mention that my sister also had the flu). After 35 days I tested negative. Now...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
There is an extremely low chance of transmitting the virus by French-kissing, although it is theoretically possible because of the potential for blood contact. Many people with a variety of possible exposures (some very low) can have symptoms that... Read more »

syphilis risk from kissing?

First, Dr. Frascino, let me say that I cried when I read about you having HIV and how you got it. I cried not because I'm sad, but because of how much I admire the way you seem to be living your life to the fullest and helping others, not just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sorry there are no estimated risk statistics for the risk of acquiring syphilis from French kissing. Likewise for other STDs.Can it happen? Sure. If someone has an active cold sore, he or she could transmit herpes to his or partner with a... Read more »

Kissing a POSITIVE MAN (what are the risks Dr, McDreamy?)

Hey Dr. McHotty,Question:I went to a local gay tavern...met a rather nice man. We made out for 2 hours in my car (for I was visiting the area). I would have had sex with him (with the use of a condom ..of course). He could not come back to my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"McDreamy, McHotty and Dr. Robalicious"??? Hmm . . . I'll bet you say that to all the cyber-sexperts to butter them up and encourage them to answer your question, right? Well Mister Sister, as you can see your thinly veiled plan... Read more »

Hiv test+tongue kissing

HiI have 2 questionsHow much time do i have to wait in order to get an hiv test(what test will get me the most accurate results?)if i had unprotected sex with a woman that i don't know her HIV status in 18.4.2012 ?Assuming that the Hiv test...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Getting an HIV test now would tell you if you are infected. The combo HIV test that looks for HIV antibodies and the p24 antigen is perfect here since if the result is negative, so are you.Transmission of HIV orally would be very difficult and take... Read more »
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Kissing shaft and sitting Risk too?

Posted by happyheart, 2 Replies
I French kissed a man, and I sat on his penis when I had no underwear nor anything else on], which was covered by his underwear, but I noticed a medium sized wet spot on there, likely from his pre semen or semen. This was on one occasion. On another... 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 »

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 me,plz help me i was scared Read more »

Deep Kissing & Oral Sex Risk Comparison

Posted by supernervousguy, 1 Reply
I know this is probably an obnoxious question, but hopefully someone can help satisfy my curiosity. I am aware that deep/french/tongue kissing is next to zero risk for transmission. However, in many places online and on this forum, it is placed in... Read more »