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Worried about exposure
May 29, 2009

Hello, im a bit worried about being expossed to a disease. My new boyfriend has just told me he is being tested cause he has had a few past partners. i haven't done anything with him except kissed him and the only thing im worried about is that he had cracked lips when i did so. Is there a high risk i will have something now cause im really worried

Response from Dr. McGovern

No I would not worry about having kissed him with cracked lips.

Also remember that if you do develop a sexual relationship with him - or someone else - always have safe sex since you cannot tell who may have a sexually transmitted infection - including HIV or hepatitis viruses.

just a curious question doctor..hlp
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