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Sinus Infection After Open Mouth Kissing Worried I Have HIV

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Open mouth kissing with an ucler (no bleeding)

Hi Doc. Here is a scenario which I encountered the other day I am very worrying for contracting the hiv virus this way. The following is my case: I have got an ucler on my lower inner lip for 2 to 3 days. It is a cut which I got hit by an elbow to...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi Sam, I would not be concerned. Even if the cut had been bleeding, this would still be a fairly low-risk incident. Since the cut was in the process of healing, there was likely no direct access to the bloodstream, which HIV needs for transmission... Read more »

Open Mouth Sores And Kissing

Me and My ex-boyfriend were dating for a while and we kissed a lot. When we first kissed he had... Read more »

just how risky is open mouth kissing an infected partner?

i am sure that you get this question quite often...but, i am kind of concerned...one of my close... Read more »
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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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Open-Label Oral PrEP at 4 Doses a Week: Why Zero Infections Does Not Equal 100% Efficacy

One of the most important advances at AIDS 2014 was a late-breaker study on open label use of oral PrEP, presented by Robert Grant from UCSF. 1 The results were important for two reasons. Firstly, participants knew they were receiving active... Read more »
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Tell and Kiss: Dating and Disclosure

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HIV Through Open Mouth Kissing

Posted by Charlie505, 2 Replies
I had an open mouth kissing for about 20 secs with a girl of unknown hiv status, after that i am getting back to back mild sore throat and white tounge for 2 months which is still there, i got worried and got 5 hiv test following from 6,8,10,12,and... Read more »

OPEN MOUTH KISSING NIGHTMARE?

Posted by AussieDude, 4 Replies
Can u get HIV from open mouth Kissing..If I have done Open mouth kissing with a Girl for 5 mins regularly..
With Clothes on.. I mean JUST KISSING..
PLease Tell Read more »

open mouth kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can this be a new risk? i thought kissing was safe, but a woman at CDC said my mouth is just like my vagina (how'd she know?) and that this risk is REAL. local testing site said no need to test based on no risk. anyone? what's your take on french... Read more »

HIV from deep kissing?

Posted by caman1313
I engaged in open mouth kissing with a girl at a bar that I didn't know very well. My gums bleed when I brush and I'm worried about potential infection. I kissed the girl maybe 5 times throughout the night. The next morning I woke up paranoid I... Read more »