saliva and hiv
Jan 1, 2010
Hi, Can you get infacted with open mouth kissing(this happened in july)? i'm terrified and got tested 2 times with 2 positive elisa and 2negative WB then did PCR DNA test that came back negative. I dont know how to read lab results. Should i wait for 6 weeks or 3 months to get tested again ? am i HIV+. Dr please advice.
Response from Dr. Frascino
A reactive (positive) ELISA and a negative Western Blot (WB) combined is considered to be a negative HIV screening test. So you've now had two negative HIV screening tests. This is to be expected, because kissing is not considered a significant risk for HIV transmission. Like the old song goes, "You must remember this, a kiss is but a kiss, as time goes by."
Relax Max. You're fine.
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