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kissing and aids

Aug 27, 2002

can i contact aids from kissing a person who is infected?

Response from Mr. Kull

There is no evidence that people get infected with HIV from kissing. The reason for this is that saliva is not a fluid that is likely to transmit HIV. See Saliva as a barrier.

The CDC only identifies a risk in open-mouth kissing if there is blood present in the infected person's mouth. Mucous membrane contact with infected blood poses a risk for transmission.


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