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kissing - extenuating circumstances?
Mar 21, 2006

I'm wondering if my circumstances qualify as the extenuating circumstances necessary to transmit hiv via deep kissing.

I recently french kissed a man who later told me that he had had a root canal about one and a half weeks before, and had gotten a cap several days before. I had a small cut beneath my lip that had bled a little about 10 minutes before we kissed. I also have bleeding gums after brushing my teeth, but had not brushed for several hours.

Does this situation count as Count Dracula meets Count Draculina? If so, would a 3 month test be definitive?

Thanks. I'm really worried about this, and am a long way from the three month mark (so there's not a whole lot of relief in sight).

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

A root canal one and a half weeks ago??? A cap several days ago??? And you're worried about blood-to-blood transmission from a French kiss? No, Dearie, this does not qualify for extenuating circumstances, no matter how terrible and incompetent his dentist may have been. I suggest you Netflix all the Dracula films on the list. Did your French kiss really resemble these Transylvania trysts?

Although the three-month testing option is always open to you, I do not fell it's warranted. So take the garlic necklace off and put that crucifix away. Dracula is no where in site.

Dr. Bob



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