A 22-year-old female asked:
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can you get hiv from casual kissing?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: It's very clear you cannot catch HIV this way. You can get infectious mono, CMV, herpes simplex, syphilis, and/or gonorrhea. For syphilis, there's got to be a lesion. For the others, less so. Most folks think it's worth the risk. Best wishes.
Answered on May 14, 2016

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