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Kissing And Hiv Positive With Chapped Lips

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Urgent, should i start pep today?

Dr. Joseph,I met a guy online about 1 month ago, and I saw him today. We kissed, 4 times, lasting each kiss about 5 seconds, with open mounth and tongue. I have very craked lips (because of the cold/dry weather) and I'm scared he might be hiv...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Tranmission of HIV from kissing is very rare. Just having dry chapped lips would not put you at significant risk. The case of transmission involved gingivitis with gum disease (bleeding gums) and deep Read more »

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Please help. I'm scared. I have a kissing/oral question

Posted by Worriedguy23, 2 Replies
...little bit of blood I seen. I do bleed sometimes when I brush, but its never anything serious. Her and I also both had chapped lips. That may have been where part of it came from. It was just a bit of blood and neither one of us could find... Read more »

i thought i was safe with hiv+ guy...but freaked

Posted by ggd, 1 Reply
...came on my chest and then about two minutes later, was kissing my chest. i kissed him and was certain i got some come on my lips, perhaps on my tongue. So, the big question is am i at risk or significant rsk for hiv from the come on the lips or... Read more »

is chapped lips a sign of hiv infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently had a high risk encounter and a few weeks after got really cracked chapped lips.I happened to have other symptoms as well just curious cause I haven't heard much about it being a symptom. Read more »

Biting and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the virus or even just the mucuous membrane contact with the blood... It was about a drop or two of blood at best... also my lips were chapped which I am unsure if that increases my risks. My anxiety was also worsened because about two days later... Read more »