Home » Browse Health Topics » HIV and AIDS » Kissing and HIV
Kissing and HIV
Dear Ask The Doctor:
Hi, my gf is hiv positive and i am not. when we were kissing the other day we got a little rough and her lip got bit and she was bleeding a little which we realized after kissing. im sure the saliva and blood were in my mouth too. Does this put me at a high risk for infection?
Answer:I understand your concern about HIV transmission; surely any contact with HIV infected blood would put you in risk at some degree.In your case the probabilities are minor after a kiss, but if you had an open wound inside your mouth, certainly there could be a chance. There has not been any documented HIV transmission due to kissing, and certainly is not a way of acquiring it, however since you might have intimate contact with this person, you might want to screen for HIV.
Sign In to join in the conversation.
You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.
Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.
- Board Certified GP
- CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
- Adjunct Professor at U Of T
Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.
- Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
- Director ATD Health Network Inc.
- Fellowship Training Atlanta, GA
Blisters on top of my left foot
I have been to a strip club in london , but i didnt have any physical activity. I had only 2 dances close with girls ...
HIV Acute Infection Symptoms: Isolated enlarge...
Are enlarged lymph nodes from HIV acute infection usually isolated to one part of the body or generalized?
Dear Doctor First I would thank you for the am...
Dear Doctor First I would thank you for the amazing site which can help people and assist I have questions about m...
Sexual health | Hello I had a sexual encounter ...
Sexual health | Hello. I had a sexual encounter less than 24 hours ago with someone I just met (gay male). He claimed...
I want an opinion on what i believe might cure
I want an opinion on what i believe might cure HIV. So basically i what i am thinking would be that if it was possibl...
I need to know my risk from receptive unprotect...
I need to know my risk from receptive unprotected vaginal sex with ejaculation (twice) with a partner of unknown status
Can I get hiv from putting someone else's headp...
Can I get hiv from putting someone else's headphones in my ear that may have had blood on them?
I was tested negative for strep and mono and am
I was tested negative for strep and mono and am really scared that I have HIV but my partner claims that he already h...
Can like 4 red looking dots in a row be
Can like 4 red looking dots in a row be related to HIV? I have not had a fever just been really stressed out and join...
I got a TB shot and I was wondering if
I got a TB shot and I was wondering if that shot tested for HIV?