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Should I Get Tested After Kissing

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"Should one be tested if kissed on the cheek?"

Does a person need to get tested if he was kissed by someone on the cheek and some saliva was left on it?(How daily shaving will factor in even if there were no cuts on the face?)(What about other STD's)?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
God help us all if we can't kiss people on the cheek (or on the mouth forthat matter)! No, you definitely do NOT need to get tested after beingkissed on the cheek. In fact, the only thing I've ever heard of anyonegetting that way is a... Read more »

Hiv test+tongue kissing

HiI have 2 questionsHow much time do i have to wait in order to get an hiv test(what test will get... Read more »

kissing and testing after 6, 10 weeks

hii , please i need your advicei kissed a girl in a very deep way and after 1 day i felt swollen... 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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: UCLA Student Groups Plan Week of Events to Increase Awareness of HIV

This is "Get Tested Week" on the UCLA campus, and its theme is "Kiss and Tell." "Know your status. It's advantageous to both you and your partner," said Tamaron Jang, the Undergraduate Student Association Council's student welfare commissioner.... 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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Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
Please can someone give me their honest opinion on whether this is a reason for me to be concerned and tested?

Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure.

Im a 34 year old woman... 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 »

Bloody Nose While Kissing

Posted by Sharpie, 1 Reply
Hello. I was recently kissing a guy and when I pulled back he noticed he had a bloody nose. His blood got on my face around the upper lip and nose area. While he says he is negative, I want to be sure if I should get tested or not. Is there a risk... Read more »

can it happen from a kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i kissed a prostitute from her mouth which i think she is hiv positive. Later about a day or two i can't really remember the day, I examined my mouth and i found a cut in my lips that was so clear that when i even press on it, it would bleed. know... Read more »