Question: Can you kiss someone with HIV?

Although very rare, transmission can occur if both partners have sores or bleeding gums and blood from the partner with HIV gets into the bloodstream of the HIV-negative partner. HIV is not transmitted through closed-mouth or “social” kissing with someone who has HIV. HIV is not transmitted through saliva.

Can you French kiss someone with HIV?

Deep or open-mouthed kissing, sometimes known as “French Kissing” is a very low risk activity in terms of HIV transmission. There has been only one documented case of someone becoming infected with HIV through kissing - a result of exposure to infected blood during open-mouthed kissing.

Which is the least likely way to become infected with HIV?

Oral sex is regarded as a low-risk sexual activity in terms of HIV transmission. When a person living with HIV is taking effective antiretroviral therapy and has a suppressed viral load they are no longer infectious. Re-using or sharing needles or syringes represents a highly efficient way of transmitting HIV.

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