Nov 22, 2012
hello sir my question is if both the person (in which on have hiv postive ) have open wound or bad sore in their mouth oo lips than they can transfer hiv by using same glasses or kissing. thank you
| Response from Mr. Glenn
Thanks for your question,
Kissing isn't really a risk activity. The only thing that changes that is if blood is coming out of someone's mouth. That typically isn't going to happen in a healthy mouth.
However, open wounds or sores could change that and introduce blood into the equation.
BUT, this would have to be a significant amount of blood AND it would need to go from wound to wound (the mouth by itself isn't really a good way for HIV to get into the body).
After saying all that, even if two people have open wounds in their mouths while kissing.. it would only be a concern if those wounds were significant. If they were though, kissing would probably be uncomfortable..
Hope this helps!
P.S. Sharing glasses is NOT going to be risky, regardless of sores/wounds
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