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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Kissing

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HIV transmission by saliva via kissing

I recently kissed a bar girl-French kissing and tongue licking. My lips used to remain dry and I used to bleed sometimes due to dry lips. But that day, I was not bleeding on my lips.it is possible that some small cracks existed. What is the...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission does not occur through kissing as saliva doesn't pose a risk for transmission. Which is why HIV transmission through oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. You are not HIV infected from kissing.Be well and... 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 »

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 »

Hiv transmission from Kissing and Oral sex? No semen

Hey Doc!I've been looking at all of your wonderful support to others for the past 3 months because I had a possible encounter with someone who may have had it so I was scared and now I may have done it again.Just last night, I went to a gay...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The CDC's estimated per-act statistical risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected insertive oral sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 0.5 per 10,000 exposures. Your estimated statistical risk would be even less, as we... Read more »
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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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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 »

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 RISK????????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This may be kind of a silly question and I apologise if it is. I am a married heterosexual male. I engaged in some deep french kissing for about a half an hour with a woman I really didn't know. I met her at a bar and probably let this happen as a... Read more »