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French Kisses And Hiv
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
French Kissing/oral: Deep french kissing and oral sex increases the risk of acquiring oral hpv infection.A case control sudy published in 2009 did find that college aged men with oral hpv infection s had more open mouth kissing;oral sex partners than men who did not have hpv infections.Even kissing and hpv was associated with those men who did not have oral sex, .Hpv vaccine can prevent these infections in future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV is hard to get: Nope. Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: This just doesn't happen. In the old days before effective treatment, family members never infected one another just by kissing. ...Read more
Virtually no one: The risk is almost zero.Get a more detailed answer ›
No, but: Intimate contact with someone who has herpes and is actively shedding the virus can result in transmission of the virus and a new infection in the recipient. Someone could certainly contract the virus during kissing of any sort, but not everyone who is french kissing gets herpes. ...Read more
I French kissed someone of unknown HIV status, while kissing he bit my inner lip what's the risk of transmission if he also had a cut and he is HIV+?
Very low: Less than 1 percent. Check the CDC website for the latest recs ...Read more
Can I (male) get genital herpes by french kissing a girl with genital herpes (type 2)? Thank you.
Hello I have a friend who like to french kiss people and i'm curious can you get HIV from french kissing?
Can i get any STD other than herpes type 1 from kissing? no bleeding, open, cuts were in my mouth. open mouth deep kissing encounter with stranger
How rare is it to get hiv/aids from french kiss if both partners have open cuts. But only kissed twice. With barley tongue?
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