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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 confusing information available via the internet to the common populace, earnestly seeking out said information to assess their individual risks from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to make my responses as definitive and consistent as possible. Responding to your specific question, "is open mouth kissing a risk or not?" the answer is that kissing is not a risk for HIV transmission. You implied a related question: is blood in... Read more »

syphilis risk from kissing?

First, Dr. Frascino, let me say that I cried when I read about you having HIV and how you got it. I... Read more »

French Kissing Risk: Should I ask my Magic 8 ball?

Dr. Frascino,After surveying expert forums on the 'net, it appears experts are not in agreement... Read more »
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San Francisco General Hospital

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

...bet on the 40-to-1 shot at the track, and we would never, ever try to fill an inside straight. We know, for example, that the risk of transmitting HIV during unprotected vaginal intercourse is 1 in 500, and we know the risk is even higher for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...transmitted diseases . Lubricant Use of lubricants can make sexual penetration more comfortable and may also help reduce the risk of condom breakage during sex. With latex condoms, however, be sure to use a water-based lubricant. Do not use... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
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Kissing shaft and sitting Risk too?

Posted by happyheart, 2 Replies
...kissed the shaft of his penis, which had no barrier. I gave his shaft two quick pecks. It didn't seem wet or anything. Am I at risk for getting HIV this way? Am I at risk from the french kissing, sitting on his penis without my own underwear on... Read more »

kissing risks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...noticed them bleeding the last few days.. My question is, what are the chance I could have passed my strand to my partner by deep kissing before I knew they were not healed? My viral load is fairly low. very worried. thanks. Read more »

Kissing a Risk for HIV

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 »

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 »