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Should I Get Tested After Kissing Cold Sore

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wet kissing with cold sores

What is the relative risk (high, medium, low) for this situation: I engaged in wet kissing (I don't know if my partner has HIV) and later saw three small cold sores inside my lower lip (each about 0.5mm in size). My partner did not have any...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...This is not a situation for which I recommend testing. HIV is not transmitted through kissing. RMK Read more »

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Hi Dr. I would greatly appreciate your help. Back in nov of 2007 I kissed a girl of unknown status.... Read more »

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...exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider immediately... Read more »
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low risk contact but fever and rash??

Posted by bob111, 2 Replies
...giving. i gave only for a short amount of time, not sure how much precum was in mouth and had a canker sore in mouth. i had two cold sores that were crusted over and scabbed over below my lower lip, not sure if that was a risk or not. no... Read more »

please help me with my anxieties here

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have strong stubble). i am not sure if we open mouthed kissed while he started to bleed. at the time i had an almost healed cold sore on the other side of my lip. i asked him about safer sex/STDs before making out..he told me that he uses... Read more »

Another "Kissing" Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... However, the risk to my marriage by telling seems greater to me than the risk of HIV. Please offer advice. Should I seek testing? Or just forget about it? Read more »

Your opinion please

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Usa that they say six months. Could i have HIV? Whats your opinion?. Sometimes for a minute or two i say, hey your fine, you tested negative at 3 months but then i tought again about all of what if, what if' What if she indeed infected me, what... Read more »