|Are you serious? HIV from a kiss?
Nov 28, 2011
So I have a question for someone. I was at a bar seven days ago and I kissed a girl for a few minutes. Now, according to this website and the information supplied by people here: I may have contracted HIV through kissing AND now I need to wait six months for a conclusive result. Is this for real?? I only use this tone because I have asked many experienced HIV experts in person as well as on the internet and they say something completely different. And no, I didn't check my gums before leaving the house nor her gums before I leaned in to kiss her. I have white teeth and she did as well (thus the basis of attraction). I used mouthwash before leaving the house, and was drinking long-islands for about 3 hours before the actual kiss. I do appreciate this site, but I have noticed a hint of "fear mongering" that pokes its head up every now and again. Can someone please help me?
Thank you sincerely!
| Response from Dr. Fawcett
Thanks for writing. Kissing is not considered a risk for HIV. There have been cases of oral transmission resulting from sexual behavior where infected blood entered the system through mouth sores or abrasions.
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