A 22-year-old female asked:
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i have a little wound i bit myself 5 days ago and i kissed a guy i didn't have blood or either did he should i get checked for hiv ?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
No HIV Here: Kissing is no risk for hiv. That includes your full scenario. There are no reported cases of HIV transmission from kissing, regardless of the state of health of your mouth.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Obviously you have some concerns which are valid, but what you describe does not sound like you would be at significant risk for HIV - actually since you had the wound, you would be more likely to expose someone else if you had it. The more likely infection to spread by kissing is hepatitis b (or herpes). I doubt anything needs to be checked. Good to consider sexual history in partners though.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Hiv: Not necessarily unless you have other reasons to do so. Discuss this with your doctor who will ask you more pertinent questions concerning your relationship and activity.
Answered on Jan 6, 2014

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