Apr 11, 2002
On Satuday night I deep kissed a lady I met at a bar. However, on Friday night at least 24 hours before, I bit my lip while eating dinner. It bled briefly and was definitely not bleeding on Saturday night. Am I at risk? What is a fresh cut or open sore? I know that cuts in the mouth usually heal very quickly.
| Response from Mr. Kull
HIV is not known to be transmitted through kissing, for reasons previously discussed in this forum. The presence of a cut in YOUR mouth doesn't make that much of a difference for your risk, because saliva is not a fluid that is implicated in transmission.
See Saliva as a Barrier.
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