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Lip Kissing With Sores And Cracks

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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 cold sore looking scab on his lip. We didn't have any kind of sex though. Could it be possible to get syphilis this way? Does a syphilis sore on...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Thanks for the compliment. Kissing would not transmit syphilis. We all catch HSV (mostly 1) from each other starting in childhood. I would not worry.DW... Read more »

crack leap and a kiss

Hi last night I visited a prostitute. we did not have any sexual intercourse and I was fully... Read more »

Open sore on lip

Dear Dr. Bob, I know you have to be tired from all the kissing/saliva questions, but here I go... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Free Crack Mouthpieces on the Way

As early as April, British Columbia's Ministry of Health will allocate funds to buy sterile surgical tubing to help prevent crack-cocaine smokers from transmitting diseases while sharing pipes. "People who smoke crack often burn their lips and have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada Study Finds Link Between Smoking Crack, HIV

Daily smoking of crack cocaine is an independent risk factor for HIV infection, according to a nine-year study involving 1,048 injection drug users (IDUs) in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. When the study began in 1996, only 11.6 percent of the... Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Council Kills Crack Pipe Program

On Wednesday, the Ottawa City Council was expected to review a controversial crack pipe distribution program. Instead, it voted to end the outreach entirely. Because crack pipe users can experience cuts to their lips, pipe-sharing among users can... Read more »
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Freaking out: A stripper's nipple and a cracked stingy lip

Posted by spearo, 2 Replies
I was out of state and was drinking with a bunch of buddies. Of course we went to a strip club. I decided to get a lapdance - and my mouth came in contact with the stripper's breast a couple of times for a few seconds. Due to the arid region, I had... Read more »

A kiss to kill?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had an open sore on my lip. I kissed somebody, but not deep kissing. I ate her, but just barely and only briefly and my lip didn't touch hers. A week later she was pretty sick (sore throat, cough and fever). I have no possibilities of having any... Read more »

lip sores unprotected oral hiv risk

Posted by smkl, 1 Reply
Hello

I am aware that risk from unprotected insertive fellatio is relatively lower.
But what is freaking me out is that post the episode- I discovered a single sore on the inside of her lips- it was not red or yellow, but just as the same texture and... Read more »

HIV from oral sex when u have dry lips (Accutane)?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Im currently on Accutane (very strong acne medication) and ive been on it for about 4 months. Ever since I started using it my lips have been very dry and i sometimes even have herpes 1 breakouts on my lips because of accutane (thus my lips get... Read more »