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can you get hiv from kissing an infected person

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is uncommon to pass HIV by kissing, but it is possible. Hiv is in the blood. If both partners have some cracks or scrapes on the lips or inside the ... Read More
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: It is unlikely to get it from kissing only.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You're okay: Forget "theoretical risk." people aren't catching HIV by kissing, even of more than familial intimacy. Keep playing safe.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not from a kiss: Even "kissing of more than filial intensity" won't transmit hiv. It can give you infectious mono, cytomegalovirus, and gonorrhea as applicable. If thi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Very unlikely: That is very unlikely to cause an infection with hiv.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Very unlikely: A simple kiss is not likely to transmit HIV. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: You are very very unlikely to catch HIV by kissing the cheek of an infected person. The exception would be open wounds in the cheek and your lips. See ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: This is incredibly improbable. If your lips were cut and bleeding and you kissed someone who was HIV+ and also bleeding it would be conceivable to acq ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
19 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV : in general HIV virus requires bloody secretions to survive and chances to get virus transmission from non-bloody saliva is very very small. It also de ... Read More
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