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Odds Of Contracting HIV Kissing Cold Sore

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My odds of contracting HIV?

Heya Dr Bob,I've been reading the body for a while now and really do appreciate the constant replying you do (dont you ever get a little tired of it all?) =)I'm a 22 year old heterosexual male from Sydney (but a really horny one). I had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

wet kissing with cold sores

What is the relative risk (high, medium, low) for this situation: I engaged in wet kissing (I... Read more »

kissing a slutty stripper chick w/ sore throat??? HIV?

Yea, i started talking to this girl who was a stripper for years, she has lots of kids with... Read more »
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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

People With HSV-2 Are Probably Two to Three Times More Lkely to Contract HIV

Doctors are warning that genital herpes (HSV-2) -- which is believed to infect an estimated one in eight Australians -- can facilitate HIV infection. Dr. Darren Russell, director of Cairns Sexual Health, said people with HSV-2 are probably two to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Why Merck Vaccine Candidate Might Have Increased Likelihood of Contracting HIV

Trials of Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine were halted in September 2007 because the drug might have increased the likelihood of contracting the virus rather than preventing it, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Experimental... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact... Read more »
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What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
I have a question. I noticed I had some blood looking spots on my sleeve, after I wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and... Read more »

Another "Kissing" Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here goes.... A week ago I received several lap dances in a strip club. The dancer and I engaged in some brief open mouth contact, not deep or prolonged, but some tongue-to-tongue contact. I would not worry about it, but three days later 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 »