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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Kissing

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HIV Transmission

Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Rare Types of Transmission Avoiding Transmission How HIV Spreads Many people still do not understand how HIV is passed, or transmitted, fromone person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus ifyou are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are livingwith HIV (HIV+). HIV is spread through contact with the following body fluids: ...
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Question about transmission through kissing

Dear Richard,Would there be a possible risk of HIV transmission if a guy who had a very slight cut on his tongue kisses a short kiss (of say 2 secs duration) on the hand of a woman after say, an hour after the cut happened? Would the woman be at...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:There would not be a risk of transmission in a situation like this. Even if there was blood present, there would have to be a cut or an abrasion on her hand for there to even be a possibility of transmission.Bottom line: No need to be... Read more »

Strep Throat and Kissing = Transmission?

Hi Doctor Frascino, I recently had a make out session with someone of unknown status which of course i know has low risk of HIV transmission. However, the day after i developed strep throat and got very ill. Now i know saliva has a very low...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi."Should I be worried?" Nope! Your "impending strep throat" would not increase your HIV-acquisition risk. However, I should mention the chances are fairly good you passed your strep infection on to your buddy while playing... Read more »

Deep Kissing and HIV Transmission

Hello,I just read this article which quotes Luc Montaigner:=============Deep kissing and HIV transmissionContrary to some studies, renowned French researcher and scientist, Prof. Luc Montaigner, who discovered that AIDS is caused by the Human...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Thanks for the update. I must have blinked too, because Luc Montaigner's announcement is news to me. I have not been able to find anymore specific information about his statement. I am so wary of the press when it comes to relaying... Read more »

Transmission of HIV through kissing a woman's breast

A friend and I had a discussion about whether an HIV + male with a high viral load can pass the virus through kissing and suckling the breast of a negative female. What is the likelyhood of infecting the woman in that manner since the nipples of the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is only known to be sexually transmitted through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. There is no known risk of transmission through sucking on a person's nipples during adult sexual activity (to either the receptive or insertive partners).RMK... Read more »
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Kissing shaft and sitting Risk too?

Posted by happyheart, 2 Replies
I French kissed a man, and I sat on his penis when I had no underwear nor anything else on], which was covered by his underwear, but I noticed a medium sized wet spot on there, likely from his pre semen or semen. This was on one occasion. On another... Read more »

Deep Kissing & Oral Sex Risk Comparison

Posted by supernervousguy, 1 Reply
I know this is probably an obnoxious question, but hopefully someone can help satisfy my curiosity. I am aware that deep/french/tongue kissing is next to zero risk for transmission. However, in many places online and on this forum, it is placed in... Read more »

Transmission via kissing and condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I recently met a wonderful and terric person whom I'd to get to know better. The only problem is this person is HIV+. We have gone out on a few dates and finaly kissed. I really like this person but I also want to take each and every precaution.

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HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »