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Can I get hiv by kissing a girl with cuts in my mouth

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
"very low risk": The question being asked is "great risk" or "very low risk", with a typical girl. The CDC says that in 2010, there were ~2000 new cases of HIV in the ... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not that way: HIV has never been transmitted by kissing. We know this from the years when it was not treatable and HIV-discordant family members kiss one another. I ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are...: Sexual intercourse is the ideal set-up to contract STD especially like HIV because vaginal penetration is highly possible to microscopically break the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
HIV: No unless there is bleeding involved.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Yes: If the person whose cigarette you are sharing has active lesions then you definitely are at risk. Even if this person doesn't have active lesions he/s ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
25 years experience Dentistry
Likely: The chances of you contracting hsv are most likely if that person was having a flare-up, but the chances go down if they were not broken out. Best ad ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk: This is one of at least 3 questions you have asked about HPV, all of them suggesting you are unnecessarily worried about catching it. You are at risk ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: All of the above, can be the source of acquiring hsv1. However 90% of the population has hsv1 anyway.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk: People are resistant to new infections with the same HSV type they already have. You will not catch a new HSV1 infection anywhere on your body, especi ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
In : In short...Yes. These lesions are caused by the hpv virus and can be transmitted by contact like any other virus. Over the last 20 years we are seein ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Mouth cuts and sores, unless they are bleeding all over the place, are covered with fibrin that is a barrier to the HIV virus. Keep in mind that husba ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Ocular Herpes: Eye herpes is transmitted through contact with another person who is having an outbreak, or through self contact and contamination during an active he ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: Highly improbable. Nothing is impossible, but transfer of HIV in this manner has not been reported.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: That is possible.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Doubtful: Anything is conceivable, but this does not sound very likely unless you were shaking hands while having sex with this person. If you are still concer ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
D epends Bld contact: Hiv can be spread when a carrier's fresh blood comes in intimate contact. If there were open wounds on the hand of your infected girl & blood occasion ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Many variables ...: Unlikely, but factors to consider. We presume the sex worker did NOT have HIV. We presume the person you kissed was wearing a condom with the sex work ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not through the air: Hiv does not spread through the air. You would risk getting HIV if your mouth sore were exposed to the body fluids of an HIV infected person.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: Very unlikely to transmit. But still appropriate to use barrier method with intercourse.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Even precum is contaminated by the presence of the virus. However, the risk is very low with about 3% of HIV cases being transmitted through oral sex. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You cannot get infected with HIV the way you described. Hiv is spread by blood to blood contact, unprotected sexual contact and congenital spread duti ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
17 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: Yes, any contact, especially if you have an active infection with the presence of sores, can result in infection from oral sex.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You could develop a herpes infection at the site of contact.
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