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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Aids By Kissing

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Tell us how can you get aids from kissing?

Tell us how can you get aids from kissing?

It's unlikely...: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the pathogen that can cause autoimmune disease syndrome (aids) and must be tranmitted through a body fluid, usually blood or those exchanged during sexual intercourse. Some people kiss without exchanging any bodily fluids, as in "a kiss on the cheek" but, with exchange of saliva, there is some risk...With an open wound in the oral cavity, risk goes up... ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more


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Can you get aids from both people having chapped lips and one of them has aids, and you're kissing?

Can you get aids from both people having chapped lips and one of them has aids, and you're kissing?

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

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My friend has AIDS how can AIDS be transmitted And if she kisses me in my cheek ( to say hi ) would I get AIDS too ?

My friend has AIDS how can AIDS be transmitted And if she kisses me in my cheek ( to say hi ) would I get AIDS too ?

No risk, no worry: You CANNOT catch AIDS by such contact. You can hug, hiss, give back rubs, or any other sort of friendly contact you like. If you and she aren't having sex, the virus cannot be transmitted. (And even sex, between women, would probably be no risk.) Be as loving and caring as your instincts and friendship dictate. She needs your friendship and support -- don't hesitate; you will not be at risk. ...Read more

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How many people get hiv/aids from french kissing with open sores?

Probably none: It not likely that kissing has transmitted HIV in the us. Please consult this site for information on HIV transmission. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html. ...Read more

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How rare is it to get hiv/aids from french kiss if both partners have open cuts. But only kissed twice. With barley tongue?

How rare is it to get hiv/aids from french kiss if both partners have open cuts. But only kissed twice. With barley tongue?

Asked and Answered: It is impossible. If you have HIV you did not get it from the scenario you are describing. Your question has now been accurately answered. ...Read more