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Herpes-HIV Connection?
      12/08/01 09:59 PM

OK... here's the deal. I recently visited with a woman of unknown HIV status at a local bar. After conversing for about an hour, we ended a visit with a brief kiss.... not deep or passionate. There was the presence of saliva on my bottom lip from the kiss, however. I know saliva does not transmit HIV, but I wonder if there might have been blood in it and the blood could have gotten onto the membrane inside my lip. We had talked for an hour, so what are the chances of her "still" bleeding, even if her mouth had been bleeding when we started.
Anyway, one week after this otherwise insignificant encounter, I developed a herpes outbreak in the corner of my bottom lip. I am pretty sure I already carried the Herpes virus, because I have had a fever blister before, but not often. I am now wondering, could I have gotten herpes from her, and if so, what about HIV? My anxiety is mounting daily... by the hour.
What do you think? Thanks.

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