A 23-year-old female asked:
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i took a sip out of someone's drink and both of the corners of my mouth are chapped. is this a risk for hiv transmission?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: Nobody ever caught HIV from this sort of contact. To avoid HIV, always have safe sex and don't share drug injection equipment. Otherwise no worries.
Answered on Aug 5, 2017
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Very: UNLIKELY......kissing does not spread HIV nor should the tiny amount of saliva involved in your question! Hope this helps! Dr Z
Answered on Aug 8, 2017
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
No: You're in no danger.
Answered on Aug 27, 2017

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