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having dry cough and stuffy nose after deep kissing
Feb 27, 2013

I started kissing my girlfriend about 4 months ago. I only kissed her. I didn't have sex with her. We didn't also have sex with anyone. But 1 - 1.5 months ago i started kissing her deep. I kissed her day before yesterday. And yesterday morning i had dry cough, stuffy nose and mild fever ( less then 100 degree farenhite). After taking cough syrup and paracetamol for 2 times the cough and the fever is gone. I don't have other symptoms like headech, open sore, rashes etc. But today i'm feeling a bit fatigue but not sure if it's from anxiety after reading articles about hiv. Plzz tell me is it normal.

Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman

Hello- You can't get HIV from kissing (no matter the depth) unless significant amounts of blood are exchanged (think tooth extraction kind of bleeding). This did not happen between you and your partner. My guess is that you have/had the common cold or something similar that can be transmitted by exchanging saliva. Take care, LHW



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