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Lip Kissing With Sores And Cracks

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HIV from Kissing

Hi;My Question is that can someone contracts HIV from Open Mouth Kissing. Actually I had a Open mouth kiss with a casual parter whose HIV status is unknown. I am anxious because later I found that we both had sore and cracked lips. How risky is...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Kissing does not transmit HIV infection. Read more »

Need your answer - PLS HELP ME

I went to a strip club on last Monday. I took a lap dance and kissed the dancer. While kissing our... Read more »

Kissing - With a sore in the mouth

Dr. Bob,Hope all is good with you. Thank you for the great service. I have been a proud donator of... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...vagina and over the cervix (the opening of the uterus). The other end stays outside the vagina and covers the labia (vaginal lips). The polyurethane covers the cervix and the vaginal canal. The vaginal condom is currently marketed under the name... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...HIV have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears. However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...context. Don't worry too much about rare cases. For instance, there is one documented case of transmission from deep or "French" kissing -- in two people who had terrible dental problems. However, the odds of getting HIV from kissing, even when... Read more »
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Please help. I'm scared. I have a kissing/oral question

Posted by Worriedguy23, 2 Replies
...little bit of blood I seen. I do bleed sometimes when I brush, but its never anything serious. Her and I also both had chapped lips. That may have been where part of it came from. It was just a bit of blood and neither one of us could find... Read more »

kissing?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...on this site. i worried and am worrying as fuckin hell cuz i kissed a sexworker and the next day i woke up with a sore on my lip. i know all of u said hiv is impossible to be transmitted this way unless we were both bleeding, which i doubt cuz i... 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 Read more »

kissing?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...2 months ago i kissed one girl in a pub.We open-kissed about 1 minute,i dont remember any visible cuts in my mouth.Neither had i brushed my teeth for Read more »