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Can You Catch Hiv By Kissing
HIV is hard to get: Nope. Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Is it possible to catch aids or HIV from french kissing? Is it unpredictable, sort or russian roulette?
No: Hiv is not found in high enough concentrations in saliva to cause infection, so kissing cannot transmit the virus, even if you both have chapped lips. If one person has active bleeding on the lips, then that is possible, but why would you kiss someone who's lip was bleeding? Truth is, there have been no known cases of HIV being transmitted from kissing. ...Read more
Can I catch HIV from having frottage in our underwear? (2 men) There was no open mouth kissing...just dry humping in underwear
No risk at all: Definitely there is no risk of HIV or other STD transmission through clothing. HIV is sexually transmitted only by vaginal or anal intercourse. Never by kissing and rarely if ever by oral-genital contact, so this would have been a no risk event even with those contacts. No worries at all about this event. Best wishes and stay safe! ...Read more
No risk: Possible? Maybe, at least theoretically. But if so, it is extremely unlikely. Of the milliions of people infected worldwide in the 30+ years of hte known HIV/AIDS epidemic, none are known to have been acquired by kissing. Among other things, saliva kills HIV -- which is one reason why oral sex also carries little or no risk of HIV. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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