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Kissing a prostitute. Am I going paranoid?

Aug 24, 2000


i have read the postings on kissing but I would like your personal opinion on my case. I became friendly with a Ugandan sex worker. We did NOT have sex but we did spend a number of hours (at least two evenings) just talking. We did end up with some deep kissing (but not at all prolonged and just for a few seconds each time). I did not notice any blood in her mouth or bleeding gums, on the other I believe that I did have a cut (maybe 1-2 days) in the back of my mouth caused by my wisdom teeth whilst I was eating something. I do not suffer from bleeding gums and I do not know her HIV status.

In your opinion should I go and test myself for HIV or am I suffering from severe guilt and paranoia?

Finally thanks for all the good advice given on this Forum.

Response from Mr. Kull

There is nothing about your case that makes me change my previous stance on HIV transmission through kissing (doesn't happen). This is not a situation where I would suggest HIV testing. See my response to Newest information on deep kissing.

I do not know if you are guilty and/or paranoid. That's something that's hard to tell from my computer terminal. My guess is that you have a better sense than I do. Trust your instincts. You've probably answered your question yourself.


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