Dec 13, 2001
Can you get hiv from receiving or giving hickies?
| Response from Mr. Kull
As long as the skin doesn't break, you can't transmit HIV through giving or receiving hickies (a bruise that forms as a result of sucking and/or biting the skin). Remember that HIV is transmitted when infected fluids come into contact with mucous membranes. When giving or receiving hickies, you are only having oral contact with skin (or vice versa).
The only thing you might get from a hickie is a hard time from your friends, so get out that turtleneck.
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