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"There is no risk to you associated with the exposure you describe. We get many questions about kissing and oral exposure and whether or not the presence of a cold sore, bites to the lip, gum disease or other wounds in or around the mouth changes the answer to the question. The answer is no. The data which define the absence of any risk of getting HIV through kissing, deep or otherwise has be generated through studies of thousand and thousands of persons, some of whom had cold cores, cuts, etc. There is no risk. this is the case even if she was HIV infected or had had oral sex with someone who had HIV immediately prior to your encounter with her" DR HOOK
But why there is no risk associated with deep kissing with blood present? I would like to understand why?
From what i've read blood in contact with mucous membrane poses a risk.
And the CDC adverts not to engage in deep kissing with an infected person. If it is no risk what is the problem of deep kissing an hiv positive person?
If it were a risk, infections through kissing would be popping up all the time. Think of all the people who have had dental surgery, bad oral hygiene, etc., and despite that there have been ZERO HIV infections that have resulted from kissing over the course of the HIV epidemic. That is all you need to know: ZERO infections from kissing- if it were a risk it would have happened by now. You aren't going to be the first person in the world to be infected this way.
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