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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From French Kissing

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Can you get HIV if you perform French Kiss with someone who is HIV+ with oral ulcer as well?

I recently kissed someone whom I just met and during that time I had one oral ulcer on my tongue and I believe he had an oral ulcer as well when we kissed. Im not sure about his HIV status but im just bothered that he might have HIV. Is it possible...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. Yes it does increase some if you both have an open ulcer that are bleeding or recently open, but it only increases some it still is a very small risk for HIV transmission to occur.Be well,... Read more »

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Around 5 months ago I French-kissed a girl. After that she told me she had slept with seven other... Read more »

french kissing - CDC versus UNAIDS

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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 »
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Scared I got infected from french kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if it is possible to get infected through french kissing. I was making out with this person and before anything else happened she told me that she had hiv. Also if I caught it from her would I have had some symptoms by now? It was 7... 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 »

French kissing and more?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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 »

Mixed couple-French kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,
We are planning to have protected sex, what are realistic risks for the neg partner with open mouth(french kissing). Someone please help.
Thanks!

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