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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?

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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.

Lynne Gabriel

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