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Bleeding gum kiss high or low risk

What are the chances of catching HIV from kissing with bleeding gums?

I engage in a kiss with a male (unknown status) 4 weeks ago! At the time and currently I have bleeding gums. At the time I the kiss I could taste blood. My concern is that I've caught the virus because I have oral thrush/white coating over my tongue which brushes off and a Few red spots at the back of my throat.

I also don't know but my hypercondria is destroying me. I have slightly purplish nail beds with a thin red line going vertically across at the tip if the nail bed.

Also I have recently been on a one year course of accutane (vitaminA)(20mg every 3 days) and stupidly about a year ago I was taking large amounts of vitamin A supplement (100 000 IU daily)

I also had an INSTI test done on Monday which made it 4 weeks after "exposure" if my above mentioned symptoms where being caused by HIV or Part of ARS would I have tested positive on my 4 week INSTI.

Is my stress justified? If not please shed some light
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No risk at all.
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Thank you for your swift response. When you say no risk can you justify with a theory or reason please?
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No one has ever gotten HIV from kissing. Saliva inactivates the virus.
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Yes ofcourse. Saliva has the particulars to immunize the HIV, but does this theory still stand if blood was envolved from (as mentioned) my bleeding gums? Worst case scenario, the guy was HIV+ and also had some sort of wound or condition that would present blood into the kiss? Would I be exposed to infection?
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No. You are not going to be the 1st person in 40+ years of HIV to get HIV from kissing.
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Fair reasoning I just hope that theory takes into consideration the blood present in the kiss? Just one last curiosity. I'm assuming you have expertise in this area but with the symptoms I'm presenting (above) and with my negative INSTI test at 4 weeks
1. Have you ever seen a scenario like this change to positive after the 4 week mark
2. If my symptoms were being caused due to ARS would I have tested positive at 4 weeks
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What theory? How is fact that no one has gotten HIV from kissing a theory?
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HIV is transmitted through blood, and if blood is present in a deep kiss between individuals with bleeding gums/wounds and one of those individuals is HIV+ is transmission not possible?
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Maybe not a theory but that "100% proved" concept of no transmission through kiss doesn't include potentially HIV+ blood in the scenario?
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No
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I can't make you believe something that has never happened, so you can believe what you want.
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I'm not starting a confrontation all I am asking is in my situation do I have to worry about potential exposure. It he stress is destroying me.
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I have answered several times.
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Ok sorry if I'm becoming an annoyance, it's just the stress is killing me. Please could you just clear up these two questions for me:
1. Have you ever seen a scenario like this change to positive after the 4 week mark
2. If my symptoms were being caused due to ARS would I have tested positive at 4 weeks
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You had no risk.
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Thank you. Vance if I may are you a doctor or specialist on HIV?
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Dr's answer questions in the HIV Expert forum, there is a fee to pay to post to them.
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So you're basing your answers on?
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Dr's answers in the expert forum, personal research/reading and common knowledge.
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Ok thank you, no risk... But on a separate note why is it considered no risk when blood is coming in contact with and open wound.
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HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.

HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug users
Mother to child
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Ok so from the gums into the mouth is considered outside of it's host? In my situation would the saliva do anything to potentially infect blood?
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Sorry rephrase that : would saliva do anything to blood that is infected
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