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Hayward, CA
A 27-year-old female asked:

I open mouth kissed someone 6 weeks ago i didnt taste any blood or had any sores in my mouth . i am scared i might have got hiv ?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Low risk: Possible if open sores in open mouth kissing and only certain body fluids — blood, semen, vaginal fluid, anal fluid, and breast milk — can spread HIV. It can’t be transmitted via saliva, sweat, skin, feces, or urine usually. So, there’s no risk of getting HIV from regular social contact, such as closed-mouth kissing, shaking hands, sharing drinks, or hugging.

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