|Risk from tonsil hockey - am I too worried? Ah!
Mar 29, 2011
I am a huge fan and will definitely donate once again! I'm just freaking out a bit here...
My question is this: about a year ago, I made out with this guy for a good 20-25 minutes. It was pretty intense. I don't remember having bleeding gums, a cut on my lip or open sores. That said, I learned since then that he was positive at the time we made out. We didn't do anything else after making out.
I haven't done anything risky since then. Is testing warranted?
Thank you SO MUCH Dr. Bob
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Testing would only be warranted for psychological peace of mind. It is not necessary medically, as it will undoubtedly be negative. Kissing is not considered a significant risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. Just like the old song goes: "You must remember this; a kiss is just a kiss; as times goes by."
Thanks for your ongoing support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's urgently needed and very warmly appreciated.
In return I'm sending my good-luck/good-health karma that you are now and will forever be HIV free.
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