A 42-year-old male asked:
Bit a ear during a fight can this transmit any std (hiv hep b,c etc.) or do you need a sore in your mouth dont know if blood came into mouth?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killiananswered
General Practice 30 years experience
Biting is not sex: No. There are no risks for any STDs or HIV, Hep C, or Hep B in this scenario. Some may argue about Hepatitis B, but first I would hope you were vaccinated like most other adults are, and second without blood to blood transmission this would be very unlikely.
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