A 22-year-old female asked:
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i kissed a guy and i had a wound he didn't have blood in his mouth should i get checked for hiv?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Kiss-HIV: Firstly ?How did you get a wound - ?Did he bite? Secondly the facet that you cannot see blood does not mean that there is no blood. Hence if you are concerned get checked for HIV as this can be transmitted by contact with blood.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Hiv can be transmitted by saliva, so if you know the person you kissed was hiv+ you could conceivably be infected. I presume your wound was in your mouth, otherwise there seems even less risk. The risks, even with an open mouth wound, are minimal for just a kiss, however. Whether to get tested depends on your degree of worry about this. Talk to your physician.
Answered on Jan 6, 2014
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Absolutely not: Cherish the fact that you got kissed. Please get familiar with how HIV is transmitted, and how it is not transmitted. You owe this to yourself. Best wishes.
Answered on Jun 18, 2018

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