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Can I get infected by kissing a person with hiv?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Unlikely

It is unlikely to get it from kissing only.

In brief: Unlikely

It is unlikely to get it from kissing only.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

It is uncommon to pass HIV by kissing, but it is possible.
Hiv is in the blood. If both partners have some cracks or scrapes on the lips or inside the mouth, any canker sores, or any bleeding gums, then HIV can be passed. The possibility of getting infected increases with the amount of time spent kissing.

In brief: Yes

It is uncommon to pass HIV by kissing, but it is possible.
Hiv is in the blood. If both partners have some cracks or scrapes on the lips or inside the mouth, any canker sores, or any bleeding gums, then HIV can be passed. The possibility of getting infected increases with the amount of time spent kissing.
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