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Odds Of Infection Kissing Cold Sore

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wet kissing with cold sores

What is the relative risk (high, medium, low) for this situation: I engaged in wet kissing (I don't know if my partner has HIV) and later saw three small cold sores inside my lower lip (each about 0.5mm in size). My partner did not have any...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...This is not a situation for which I recommend testing. HIV is not transmitted through kissing. RMK Read more »

kissing and mouth sores

Hi there,I have asked this question before but for whatever reason I have not recieved a response.I... Read more »

Mouth Sores and Kissing

Hello Dr I have a real quick question....I have a mild case of Gum disease...and My gums often... Read more »
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San Francisco General Hospital

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

...however. The first is that poor oral hygiene is a potential mode of infection -- and HIV-positive individuals with bleeding mouth sores shouldn't kiss anyone on the mouth. The second is that we should avoid talking about odds, and we shouldn't... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...with 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... 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 »
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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OPEN MOUTH KISSING NIGHTMARE?

Posted by AussieDude, 4 Replies
...Can u get HIV from open mouth Kissing..If I have done Open mouth kissing with a Girl for 5 mins regularly.. With Clothes on.. I mean JUST KISSING.. PLease Tell Read more »

French Kissing and more

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does French kissing (with gum inflammation but no bleeding)and vaginal penetration with the fingers(no cuts) pose a risk for HIV transmission? 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 »

kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can you get aids from kissing ? Read more »