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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From French Kissing

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hiv risk from kissing

I tried to find an answer for this question in your forum but couldn't. What is the risk of transmitting hiv to someone from kissing using a lot of tongue action? I'm positive and he's negative and now he's afraid to kiss me. What is the risk?
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
...This is not considered to be a risk for transmission of HIV. Please visit the "Safe Sex, HIV Prevention and Transmission" forum on this website. Read more »

Ambivalent information on risk via open mouth kissing

Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you are well.I just want to note the numerous, ambivalent and highly... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello, Last night I French kissed a sex worker, stripper actually, several times and now I am scared to death that I may carry HIV home to my wife and kids. Should Read more »

Kissing shaft and sitting Risk too?

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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 »