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French Kissing Nightmare
May 7, 2004

Hi Bob , if a person was so unlucky that he actually got the virus through french kissing a positive female or sucking her breasts, if that was possible, would a 3 month negative test be conclusive ? Since the amount of virus in saliva is little, there could be a chance such exposures might take longer than the norm to seroconvert right ?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

"Since the amount of virus in saliva is little, there could be a chance such exposures might take longer than the norm to seroconvert right?" WRONG! No, the immune system does not work that way at all. The exact same rules apply regarding the window period (time between infection and production of detectable anti-HIV antibodies), no matter what type of exposure transpires.

Dr. Bob



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