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Kissing Risks

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French Kissing Risk: Should I ask my Magic 8 ball?

Dr. Frascino,After surveying expert forums on the 'net, it appears experts are not in agreement over whether french kissing is a significant risk for HIV. Here are examples on what I've seen so far:thebody.com:You frequently tell people their HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Internet sites choose to publish on their websites. It does appear that both this site and Medline agree the HIV risk from French kissing is "essentially nonexistent." We differ only in the extenuating circumstance of blood being present.... Read more »

french kissing risk

In trying to assess the risk of acquiring any STD, I've never seen a question put to you in this... Read more »

Ambivalent information on risk via open mouth kissing

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

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

...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 help but wonder if... 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 »
Body Positive

Tell and Kiss: Dating and Disclosure

...that he is HIV-positive. Fernando's fear of disclosure comes from experience. More than once a potential lover has hugged and kissed him, saying "It's all right, we can still be friends." Then they never called back. Fernando has quite a few... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

One-Quarter of Canadians Believe HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Kissing, Mosquito Bites, Poll Says

...Approximately one in four Canadians believes HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through kissing and mosquito bites, indicating a "knowledge gap" in the general public regarding the disease, according to a recently released Read more »
Connect With Others

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 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 Read more »

DEEP KISSING RISK????????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...This may be kind of a silly question and I apologise if it is. I am a married heterosexual male. I engaged in some deep french kissing for about a half an hour with a woman I really didn't know. I met her at a bar and probably let this happen as... Read more »

kissing risks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...noticed them bleeding the last few days.. My question is, what are the chance I could have passed my strand to my partner by deep kissing before I knew they were not healed? My viral load is fairly low. very worried. thanks. Read more »