Kissing after Tongue Biopsy


Hi, Dr. Francisco! I want to thank you so much for the wisdom you share on this website. You are undoubtedly doing a great deal of good for the general public!

My question is this: I made out with a guy (not for too long... a couple minutes) a few days ago about 10 hours after having a very small biopsy performed on a bump on my tongue. The area in question was not actively bleeding, and looked like a very small black spot (about the size of the head of a pin). I do not know this guy's hiv status or anything about his oral health, etc. What is my HIV risk based upon the fact that i had this small tongue biopsy performed 10 hours before kissing? I truly appreciate your response, and will send a donation to your foundation!!

Thanks, again. A bit worried:(


Hello A Bit Worried,

Relax Max. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. I see no cause for even a bit of worrying (or HIV testing).

Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( It's warmly appreciated.

Be well.

Dr. Bob