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Open Mouth Kissing Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV

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Why can't I just be French?

Bonjour Dr. Bob,I hear so much HIV controversy about deep, open mouth gay kissing. Is it risky? I only ask because I open-mouth french kissed a guy (I am French, you know) for about 10 minutes but I had a cut in my gum from dental flossing about 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Salut Gerard,Tu es franais, donc sois franais! Il y a une chanson amricaine clbre qui dit: "You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss . . . as time goes by." Je suis d'accord! Je te conseille de rappeler ces paroles. l'aise Blaise! Tout va... Read more »

Dr. Bob, i will donate. Do i need to get tested?

Dr. Bob, I have had an encounter with a stranger, whose HIV status is unknown. I had licked her... Read more »

rash on the palm side of the hand...open-mouth kiss, Viagra Over-dosage

Dear Dr. Bob.May God bless you with the noble and great help you are offering to us. I recently... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...sex with women at risk for HIV? Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? Can HIV be transmitted by kissing? Can HIV be transmitted by human bite? Can HIV be transmitted by being scratched? Can HIV be... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Its Transmission

... Introduction How HIV Is Transmitted HIV in the Environment Households Businesses and Other Settings Kissing Biting Saliva, Tears and Sweat Insects Effectiveness of Condoms Introduction Research has revealed a great Read more »
The Body

Telling Others You're HIV Positive: How'd You Do It?

...it, then they can take their own precautions that make them comfortable. Some people still believe that they can catch it by kissing. And you know what? No, it can't be transmitted by kissing, but it is their right to choose not to kiss someone... Read more »
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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 »

open mouth kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can this be a new risk? i thought kissing was safe, but a woman at CDC said my mouth is just like my vagina (how'd she know?) and that this risk is REAL. local testing Read more »

Kissing a HIV- person

Posted by gordon, 9 Replies
...Unless I am mistaken if you kiss a person mouth to mouth and one of you is have HIV+ and the HIV+ person has a small cut in the gums or in the mouth area. The Read more »

exposed and freaking out...

Posted by brworried, 1 Reply
...old friend (someone I briefly dated several years ago) and we agreed to get together for dinner. We had a good evening...just kissing...and the next day, i agreed to visit. He told me that he was positive and while I was not sure what that... Read more »