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What Are The Risks From Lip To Lip Kissing

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Injured lip while kissing. Risk?

Hello!I am sorry to bother you again with such a question. I am certain you heard this a lot of times over and over again, but I need to ask.I just met a guy, and we kissed. I must have been a little careless, because he said that his lips are hurt,...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Overall I'd say the risk of transmission is low. I do not think you need to be tested for this incident in particular. However, if you need a test for peace of mind, then one at 90 days will suffice.In health,Richard... Read more »

KISS ON THE EYE WITH BLOODY LIPS

Hi doctors, I know HIV cannot be transmitted via casual contact but this scenario is different as... Read more »

kissed on cheek with cut on lip

hi, Doctor my mother has hiv and i love her dearly but sadly i have concerns and questions about... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Buy Lip Butter and Help Prevent AIDS

MTV and the Body Shop have joined forces to raise funds to fight HIV/AIDS and encourage youths to practice safer sex. A newly launched Web site asks visitors to pledge to follow safer-sex guidelines. And the Body Shop is donating approximately $5... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fergie's Lip Service Serves Charity Well; MAC's AIDS Campaign to Benefit

The cosmetics company MAC has named singer Fergie, of the group Glamorous, as the newest spokesperson for its Viva Glam HIV/AIDS campaign. Fergie joins Dita Von Teese and Eve, who are already spokespersons for the effort. Fergie said she looks... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Community Has Raised Hope in HIV/AIDS Response

"For the first time in many years, a new message is on the lips of the people on the frontlines [of the AIDS response] -- together, we will end AIDS," UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe writes in the Huffington Post 's "Global Living " blog.... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

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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lip sores unprotected oral hiv risk

Posted by smkl, 1 Reply
Hello

I am aware that risk from unprotected insertive fellatio is relatively lower.
But what is freaking me out is that post the episode- I discovered a single sore on the inside of her lips- it was not red or yellow, but just as the same texture and... Read more »

Gay man peeling lips oral sex risk

Posted by James99, 1 Reply
I'm a gay man and I constantly peel skin off of my outer lips, some times without noticing it just because they're so chapped. If i gave oral sex to another guy without knowing his status after peeling some skin off (i'm not sure if it was bleeding)... Read more »

is chapped lips a sign of hiv infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had a high risk encounter and a few weeks after got really cracked chapped lips.I happened to have other symptoms as well just curious cause I haven't heard much about it being a symptom. Read more »

So what if some semen or blood got into my lips...

Posted by Anonymous
or hands...
Many people worry about what if they touch some semen or blood or that semen or blood got into my skin, my leg, my eye, my... and what about microscopic cuts I cant even be aware of...etc...etc.

So take a look at this information of how... Read more »