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am i at risk??
Jun 14, 2010

dear specialist, thank you for your time, i had protected sex three times in one night with a very "easy"girl and i also tounge kisse her but she had very dry lips she peeled some dry skin off her lip and i didnt kiss her again after that its been two weeks and i have a red rash non itchy and looks like alot of tiny raised bumps but no fever and no other symptoms my question is,, do you think that the kissing may have put me at risk? thanks again.

Response from Dr. McGowan

Normally there would be no risk to pick up HIV from a kiss as HIV is not found in the saliva, and the lining of the tongue and mouth (the mucous membranes) are not penetrated easily by HIV. However, there was one case described in which the person with HIV had bad gum disease and that there was blood mixed in the saliva. In that case deep kissing put the partner at higher risk. Since you did not kiss her after the skin was disrupted it sounds as if the risk to you was minimal at best.


what meds would you recomend?

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