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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