|Transmission of HIV through kissing a woman's breast
Oct 31, 2002
A friend and I had a discussion about whether an HIV + male with a high viral load can pass the virus through kissing and suckling the breast of a negative female. What is the likelyhood of infecting the woman in that manner since the nipples of the breast are porous.
| Response from Mr. Kull
HIV is only known to be sexually transmitted through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. There is no known risk of transmission through sucking on a person's nipples during adult sexual activity (to either the receptive or insertive partners).
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