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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Deep Kissing

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Hypothetical deep kissing question

Happy Festivus Dr. Bob!Suppose you were not taking ARVs for treatment (or stopped taking them for a long time, where any benefits once accrued are long gone). Would you still feel comfortable passionately kissing Dr. Steve? Do you believe the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Kissing, unless there are extreme extenuating circumstances, is not considered a risk for HIV transmission for magnetic couples, whether or not the poz partner is on antiretroviral therapy (ARV). If I were not on Read more »

HIV from deep kissing/dry humping?!

Hi Dr. Bob,I'm a bit confused, just because I called the CDC hotline and the ansewrs more confused... Read more »

Kissing an HIV+ Man

Hi I recently had a massage from an HIV+ masseur. During the massage he licked my anus a few... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Basic Facts About HIV/AIDS

... How many people are affected by HIV/AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? How is HIV not transmitted? How can I reduce my risk of becoming infected with HIV through sexual contact? Are there other ways to avoid getting HIV through sex? Is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...transfusion of infected blood used to be a way people got AIDS, but now the blood supply is screened very carefully and the risk is extremely low. There are no documented cases of HIV being transmitted by tears or saliva, but it is possible to be... Read more »
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Deep Kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...realy know how to explain, ive been deep kissing a girl in advanced hiv status, since that exposure that someone said theres now risk i have been with candidiasis, angular cheilitis, pains in the gums, all my life as ended, or almost ended, i... Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old woman who lives in South Africa were HIV is not really discussed in great depth and status isnt really discolsed. The only thing we are ever told is that a condom must be used for vaginal or... Read more »

High-risk?

Posted by Phatfarm1980, 1 Reply
...One week ago I had an encounter with a prostitue. During this she gave me unprotected oral sex and deep throated me. I then had protected vaginal sex with her and as far as I know the condom was intact at all times. Half way through Read more »

DEEP KISSING RISK????????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...conclusive. Maybe I am just feeling guilty about what happened, but I was wondering if anyone thought that this was any type of risk at all. Thank you. Read more »