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Risk Of Transmitting Herpes Through Kissing

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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 cried not because I'm sad, but because of how much I admire the way you seem to be living your life to the fullest and helping others, not just with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Sorry there are no estimated risk statistics for the risk of acquiring syphilis from French kissing. Likewise for other STDs.Can it happen? Sure. If someone has an active cold sore, he or Read more »

"A Kiss Is Just A Kiss ... "

Dear Dr. Bob:"A Kiss Is Just A Kiss" ... but alas, now that I'm worried, "A Sigh Is Just A Sigh". ... Read more »

DONATION IS IN THE MAIL...kiss of death??? NEED YOU PLEASE!!!

DR. BobI want to start by saying that I think what you do is amazing. I am sending a donation in... Read more »
Articles
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 »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Myth Versus Reality

...HIV/AIDS is a gay disease. Reality: Anyone can be susceptible to HIV/AIDS, regardless of their sexual orientation. Everyone is at risk of getting HIV from blood-to-blood contact, sharing needles or unsafe sex. Worldwide, HIV is spread most... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

... Sexual Transmission of HIV Worldwide, sexual transmission accounts for the majority of new HIV infections each year. The risk of sexual transmission is greatly reduced by using condoms during sex. The ways that HIV is transmitted are well... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...body's immune defenses and make it easier to get HIV infection. A recent study found that people with HSV had three times the risk of becoming infected with HIV as people without HSV. A recent study found that treating HSV can lead to a... Read more »
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afraid to kiss

Posted by jessi_babe_xoxo, 2 Replies
...i like him and he likes me. but i am afraid to do anything with him, even kiss him. i know that kissing is one of the lowest risks to get aids, but i am so scared about getting it. i read that one of the only ways is if you both have cuts in your... Read more »

Please Comment

Posted by nuthugger24, 3 Replies
...pants because his penis kept rubbing on it but I refused. Anyway , some of his precum got on my stomach and fingers. He was also kissing my body, but I told him not to kiss me on my lips. I was trying to be very cautious despite the fact that I... Read more »

kissing?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...wondering, what std's do u consider i could of gotten from kissing??? Would u guys recommend any std check up following this risk??? Read more »

kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...from what i can get about half of the websites, hotlines(cdc, and colorado hiv hotline, for example) believe french kissing is risky, and should consider testing. other sites and the GMHC hotline say no risk, kiss away...anyone want to add to my... Read more »