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Risk Of Transmitting Herpes Through Kissing

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HIV and Herpes kissing and protected sex

Hello,I wonder if I could ask about a situation here. Yesterday, I visited a prostitute in Colombia. She was a little over-affectionate and kissed me a lot and put her tongue in my mouth. It was little much for me and I didn't reciprocate...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your questions,Let's straighten some of this out, since you've presented quite a few questions.I'm not hearing any risk for HIV. All of your sex (even the oral) was protected! A cold sore doesn't change this unless the... 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 »

Deep kissing and sweat transmit HIV?

I have long deep kissing sessions with a friend who is HIV positive. I waswondering if the length... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High-Risk Sexual Behavior in Men Attending a Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic in Durban, South Africa

At the outset of the local HIV epidemic in 1988-89, a study of Durban men with genital ulcer disease (GUD) found that 36 percent continued with sexual intercourse despite having symptoms. The authors undertook the present study to determine whether... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

How Common Are STDs? STD Prevention and Treatment Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Parasitic STDs STDs Transmitted by Other Means Sequellae of STDs (Possible Complications) STDs and HIV STDs Increase Risk for HIV How HIV Impacts... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Sexually Active Young Women Often Underestimate STD Risk

Most sexually active single women believe they are at low risk for contracting STDs, but a study, "Factors Associated with Condom Use Among At-Risk Women Students and Nonstudents Seen in Managed Care ," published in Preventive Medicine ... Read more »
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 »
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hiv transmits through kissing

Posted by maruti, 2 Replies
this is vipin my age is 26,last week i kissed one girl its a open mouth kiss for 20secs,there was no blood in my mouth,no cuts,there is any chance to get hiv infection for me,plz help me i was scared Read more »

Deep kissing, receving multiple oral and rimming, symptoms, risk?

Posted by TopGuy1, 1 Reply
About a month ago I had sex with a couple of guys on a vacation, in gay sauna. They gave me oral and we kissed (real deep french kissing), no anal. I had something like a zit on the penis and canker sore in the mouth. One guy rimmed me.

A week after... Read more »

afraid to kiss

Posted by jessi_babe_xoxo, 2 Replies
I have known this guy for so long who has aids, and 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... Read more »

kissing?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hey i posted before on this site. i worried and am worrying as fuckin hell cuz i kissed a sexworker and the next day i woke up with a sore on my lip. i know all of u said hiv is impossible to be transmitted this way unless we were both bleeding,... Read more »