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.