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Seroconverting After Kissing Cold Sore

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wet kissing with cold sores

What is the relative risk (high, medium, low) for this situation: I engaged in wet kissing (I don't know if my partner has HIV) and later saw three small cold sores inside my lower lip (each about 0.5mm in size). My partner did not have any...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
This is not a situation for which I recommend testing. HIV is not transmitted through kissing. RMK... Read more »

seroconvertion

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Mouth Sores and Kissing

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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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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact... Read more »
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"If I Kill Myself at This Point, I'd Be Killing the Wrong Person": A Memoir

One cold and windy Sunday afternoon in March of 1970 as our cellblock was getting ready to go to the weekly movie, the Man came to my cell and said, "Salinas, the Deputy Warden wants to see you!" And immediately I knew that some bad news awaited me.... Read more »
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That Night

DAMN THAT NIGHT THE NIGHT spent kissing kissing your neck and wonderful lips luscious  luscious    to feel      so lovely into the night        touching you           in places that I rarely go to/went to and feel that fine fine    ... Read more »
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I think I am seroconverting..Please help...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had an extended deep french-kissing, some short fingering, and protected vaginal intercourse episode with a woman of unknown HIV status. However, I dont know if I used the condom correctly..It was my first time...And I am scared now...

I began to... Read more »

A kiss to kill?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had an open sore on my lip. I kissed somebody, but not deep kissing. I ate her, but just barely and only briefly and my lip didn't touch hers. A week later she was pretty sick (sore throat, cough and fever). I have no possibilities of having any... Read more »

would i have seroconverted by now?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I hope you guys can help me with this. 2 weeks after sex i got swollen nodes, very fatigued and sore throat. this all lasted util 4and a half weeks. I took a test at 4 weeks and it came out negative. Now its been six weeks and all my symptoms are... Read more »

to seroconvert or not

Posted by Anonymous
well i saw my dr the other day was checked out for conditions i felt may have been ARS, well i have a slightly swollen saliva gland not to concerned there hence i have a dry mouth. was checked for something with my hands???? everything i was... Read more »