x
179 Physicians Online

Question:

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.


Have a Question? Ask The Doctor Here.

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

Related Answers:

I have a concern I need some clarification with. My family and I were out to breakfast and after eating most of the ...

Hello i am just wondering i had sex in January when is it a good time to get tested for hiv ? because i want to get c...

If I have been exposed/had sexual/vaginal sex (a week ago) with some who has been HIV positive for 20 years and been ...

Hello i have a question i had sex with my boyfriend right and 6 months later we broke up i was worried so i got check...

How much blood u have to drink or taste before u get hiv ? my boyfriend was sucking on my boob and i realized that i ...

I had oral sex with a hooker. My urine results show that there is no Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia. So, What are the chance...

I had sex yesterday with commercial sex worker and in the process the condom broke. I immediately withdrew my penis a...

I would like to ask a question that had been answered before here I believe regarding vaginal fluids coming in contac...

Hello, I'm trying to understand the difference between anxiety related night sweats and HIV related night sweats? ...

Hi Doc, i got married in Aug 14th 2014. On December i had sex with my wife without condom while she was on h...