Anonymous
Hi there I have a question that bugging me. I ate an extreme hot food which cause the inside of my mouth to blister. I didn't think of it much and i think when I woke up it was broken. tonight I went out and deeply kissed someone it was very deep and he used a lot of tongue. I felt like my mouth is tasting weird so I spit and turned out my gum was bleeding pretty badly from the blister. is this a risk? what should I do? I've never had sex before.
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline.

The risk associated with the situation you described could be considered to be negligible. This means that there have been no reported cases of someone acquiring HIV in this way in British Columbia. Saliva contains an enzyme that prevents HIV from being transmitted. When there are severe wounds or sores in the mouth (such as from dental work) this can be cause for concern but remains a negligible risk.

For more information about HIV you can always visit the AIDS Vancouver website or CATIE.ca.

I hope this information helps to answer your questions.

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