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Testing Negative After French Kissing

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wet kiss

Dear doc, my wife is hiv+, just tested and found very recently. Before that, I used to have the wet kiss (ie tongue to tongue) with her. I went to get the hiv tested and found negative. Is wet kiss(saliva) transmitting hiv? Please advise me...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.With very rare exceptions, HIV is not transmitted by kissing. If your test is negative, you have little to worry about.So, here's to your health and the long-term health of your wife.BY Read more »

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Bloody Nose While Kissing

Posted by Sharpie, 1 Reply
...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 here? I am not 100% certain if his blood entered my mouth or nose. Best, Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...theres now risk i have been with candidiasis, angular cheilitis, pains in the gums, all my life as ended, or almost ended, i tested negative after 2 months but the syntoms never ended and are getting bigger everyday. Is it possible so many... Read more »

Well kiss my grits....NEGATIVE

Posted by Regret101, 3 Replies
...Well like most have told me my 8 week test was negative. It seems to really have taken a big weight off my shoulders. I do know I need one more test but I feel as though I am Read more »

Mixed couple-French kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, We are planning to have protected sex, what are realistic risks for the neg partner with open mouth(french kissing). Someone please help. Thanks! Read more »