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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jones
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No: Theoretically possible, but so minuscule as to be essentially zero risk.
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A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk: Unless she is an injection drug user, sex worker, or otherewise at special risk, it is unlkely she has HIV. Even if she does, nobody has ever been kno ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: There's no exchange of blood, and for the wimpy HIV virus to be transmitted, there has to be some serious exchnage of body fluids.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
HIGHLY unlikely.: U.S. Cdc says that HIV is not spread by social kissing (closed mouth). Having chapped lips would make minimal difference unless the other person (who ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Improbable: however, possible, through salivary secretions or orl sex. Incidence of salivary inoculation is exceptionally low: 1% or less.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Why?: Why this question? Are you HIV positive? Yes, it can be transmitted BY AN INFECTED PERSON. Are you?
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Unlikely: That is very unlikely (but not totally inpossible ) unless you both have bleeding gums or lips? However there are more contagious things besides HIV ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes, but : If the non-affected person has an open sore that gets exposed to the blood on the water bottle s/he could get infected.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: Chapped lips aren't actively bleeding. They are sealed with fibrin and platelets. You're not going to have virally-infected blood enter your system th ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Something else: Firstly you don't get HIV from French kissing. 2nd HIV symptoms do not come on within days after the infection. Your night sweats are from something ... Read More
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