Sep 21, 2008
In an article read online,had stated in canada,that they was a"knowledge gap",where about 6-8% said kissing transmits the virus.Can I have your professional answer on this?
Response from Ms. Gabriel
My answer professionally, statically, and epidemiologically is that in the past 23 years there has only been ONE case of HIV transmission that *may* have been attributed to kissing. Important to note that blood was the infected fluid -- not saliva. It is a good idea to refrain from kissing anyone who is bleeding from the mouth.
Did the 6-8% say *what* they were kissing? That may account for the knowledge gap.
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