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Is kissing a high-risk behavior, low-risk behavior, or a no-risk behavior for contracting hiv? I'm a high school student and i'm taking a health & physical education course. I'm having a hard time finding the answer to this question.

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics
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In brief: According

According to the center for disease control (one of the best sources for accurate information): "it depends on the type of kissing.
There is no risk from closed-mouth kissing. There is an extremely low-risk from deep, open-mouth kissing if there are sores or bleeding gums and blood is exchanged. Therefore, persons living with HIV should avoid this behavior with a non-infected partner." for the sake of your homework, i'd go with no-risk. Below i've attached the cdc website on HIV transmission. Maybe you'll get extra credit for specifying the no-risk vs. Low risk behaviors.

In brief: According

According to the center for disease control (one of the best sources for accurate information): "it depends on the type of kissing.
There is no risk from closed-mouth kissing. There is an extremely low-risk from deep, open-mouth kissing if there are sores or bleeding gums and blood is exchanged. Therefore, persons living with HIV should avoid this behavior with a non-infected partner." for the sake of your homework, i'd go with no-risk. Below i've attached the cdc website on HIV transmission. Maybe you'll get extra credit for specifying the no-risk vs. Low risk behaviors.
Dr. Laura McMullen
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Dr. Ronald Smith
Dentistry

In brief: Low risk.

The HIV virus is really quite fragile and is generally only transmitted through blood to blood contact.

In brief: Low risk.

The HIV virus is really quite fragile and is generally only transmitted through blood to blood contact.
Dr. Ronald Smith
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