Could I Have Passed HIV to My Kid Through Saliva?

Question

Dear, I am HIV Undetectable for about 1 Year now. Accidentally, i licked my finger and Swiped a Small Scratch on my 4 Years Old Kid. is there by any Change that i have passed the HIV to Him? Looking forward for your Reply.

Answer

I think the risk is extremely negligible. There isn't good published literature on the specific occurrence you relate. However, all the recent data on risk of sexual transmission when someone has an undetectable HIV viral load where contact would have significantly greater exposure, suggests that transmission risk is essentially zero.