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Really scared. How much blood is needed to spread the HIV virus?
At a nightclub I made out with a girl. She was very aggressive and bit my lip and tongue. No big cuts where blood would leak, but noticed some small scratches. She was wearing a tongue ring.
Also, later she said she was a heavy drug user and had many gay male friends at the club (who I saw her kissing afterwards). She also claimed she is the only girl that those guys would sleep with because they are close friends, why couldnt she say this before?
What is the risk here? No real blood was leaking, but lots of biting and small cuts + the tongue ring.
IF there was any blood involved it would have been exposed to air and saliva, both of which damage the virus and render it unable to infect; the mouth is a hostile place for the virus and therefore is not a transmission route for HIV. With a syringe, the blood is protected from air and is being injected directly into the bloodstream. Huge difference.
Your sore throat has nothing to do with HIV- there are plenty of common viruses that will give you a sore throat. Case reports are not reliable evidence to establish a risk. You have absolutely no reason whatsoever to be concerned about HIV from kissing. You only need to test if you have a real risk- unprotected vaginal or anal sex- not an imagined risk.
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