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Is it possible to catch hiv if you suck/kiss on a woman’s breast for a few seconds and also engage in closed mouth kissing?
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This answers all of your HIV questions, and if you can think of any more just reread about the 3. You had zero risk therefore  testing is irrelevant to your situation because you had zero risk. HIV is a fragile virus, which is instantly inactivated in air and also in saliva which means it is effectively dead so it can't infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities. It doesn't matter if you and they were actively bleeding or had cuts at the time either because the HIV is effectively dead.  
Only 3 adult risks are the following:
1. unprotected penetrating vaginal with a penis
2. unprotected penetrating anal sex with a penis
3. sharing needles that you inject with.
The only way to get HIV is if you did one of the 3. The situation you describe is a long way from any of these 3.
Even with blood, lactation, cuts, rashes, burns, etc the air or the saliva does not allow inactivated virus to infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities. Doctors have calculated the risk from what you describe to be less than that of being hit by a meteor, therefore no one will get HIV from what you did in the next 40 years of your life either. The above HIV science is 40 years old and very well established, so no detail that you can add to your encounter will change it from zero risk.
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Not an HIV concern.  No testing warranted.

Below are the three potential risk for HIV :

1. Unprotected penetrative  anal or vaginal sex.
2. PWID - Needle sharing.
3. Transmission through blood transfusion. (This is rare as most blood products and blood transfusion are subjected to preliminary screening.)
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I appreaciate both of your responses. If I may ask one last question. Why wouldn’t sucking on breasts be a trasnimission route due to the potential of breast milk leaking out?
Ingesting infected fluid is not an effective route for HIV transmission in adults. Saliva has proteins that inhibits the virus.  Also, the gastric acid in the stomach inhibits the virus.  

The only risk for HIV through consumption of infected fluid, which is graded as low to no risk is for infants of HIV positive mothers drinking breastmilk due to possible under-developed integrity of their oral mucosa and epithelial lining, which is how HIV contacts the bloodstream, because HIV can only be transmitted when HIV binds to certain immune cells of the body via a specific primary 'receptor' on the target cells surface, called the CD4 receptor.

You were not at a risk. No testing warranted.
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