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What Are The Chances Of Getting HIV From French Kissing

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Anxiety about French-kissing a girl and two weeks later getting the flu

Around 5 months ago I French-kissed a girl. After that she told me she had slept with seven other guys before. Two to three weeks later I got the flu (I should mention that my sister also had the flu). After 35 days I tested negative. Now...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
There is an extremely low chance of transmitting the virus by French-kissing, although it is theoretically possible because of the potential for blood contact. Many people with a variety of possible exposures (some very low) can have symptoms that... Read more »

HIV from deep French kissing

I have a concern that has popped up on me like a thief in the night. About a year ago I strayed... Read more »
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Scared I got infected from french kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if it is possible to get infected through french kissing. I was making out with this person and before anything else happened she told me that she had hiv. Also if I caught it from her would I have had some symptoms by now? It was 7... Read more »

French Kissing and more

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does French kissing (with gum inflammation but no bleeding)and vaginal penetration with the fingers(no cuts) pose a risk for HIV transmission? Read more »

French kissing and more?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does French kissing (with gum inflammation but no bleeding)and vaginal penetration with the fingers(no cuts) pose a risk for HIV transmission? 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!

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