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Risk Of 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....
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 <a href=" http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/index.html" target=_new>"Safe Sex, HIV Prevention and Transmission" </a> forum on... Read more »

Hep C risk from kissing skin where a small dry scab appeared

Hi, this is a great resource, thanks for your work, my question is, what is the Hep B or C risk... 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 »
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San Francisco General Hospital

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

If you were anywhere near a television set last summer, you inevitably heard about that case of HIV infection that appears to have resulted from kissing and kissing alone. And, admit it -- the news gave you at least a moment's pause. You couldn't... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pickett Fences: Getting to Know You

"So," I say, "since you want to know more about me ... there is something very important I want to tell you." Pretty smooth, eh? You know what came next. And he was silent for a moment, as is the custom, and then he didn't say a word. He just... Read more »
TheBody.com

GMHC and Photographer Mike Ruiz Want MSM in NYC to "Kiss and Tell" During LGBT Pride Month

On May 28, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) launched its print HIV awareness campaign, "Kiss and Tell," in phone kiosks across Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn. The mission is to encourage and empower African-American and Latino gay and bisexual... Read more »
Body Positive

Tell and Kiss: Dating and Disclosure

The biggest and first hurdle you will encounter when you are positive and dating is how people will react when they find out the news. Disclosure can play itself out in a variety of ways. You can share your status before you meet your date in... Read more »
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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 I tell? Should I test for HIV in 12 weeks. This is all that happened, but I... Read more »

kissing risks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
After I recently tested positive I began dating someone that is also, we are careful still not to pass different strand, ect. I had to have two teeth pulled, I thought they were all healed up but noticed them bleeding the last few days.. My... 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 »

kissing & oral risk!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i know the risk is low from receiving oral sex and kissing...(exposure to saliva only)...but im freaked out over this.. it happened 3 months ago, and i can't live like this, wondering about theoretical risks...and all of that!! i've read through... Read more »