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My concern is will I get infected with HIV if I deep kissed the girl. She bit my lip in the moment, but there was no profuse bleeding. We both did not have bleeding gums and to my knowledge I could not see or taste any  bloof from her mouth. My questions are :
 
1. Can saliva transmit HIV? 
 
2. The lip bite I had, if there was any small amount of blood in her mouth can I get HIV if it came in contact with my lip bite?
 
3. CDC confirmed one reported case of deep kissing where both partners had bleeding gums or blood involved. Is it really possible? 
 
4. I have read deep kissing to have a risk both partners need blood gushing out of their mouths and deep cuts like done in dental surgery and the ones which would require stitches to pose a risk. 
 
5. Simply, deep kissing with small amount of blood with no cuts or sores in mouth is it a risk or not?
 
I'm from India and need advice as there are various websites which have varied statements on deep kissing. Please advice.
 
 FYI I'm HIV negative and the girl in question is of unknown status. 
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Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from your question, you are asking about the possibility of HIV transmission through kissing, with or without the exchange of blood. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Low Risk (Evidence of transmission occurs through these activities when certain conditions are met).

For HIV transmission to be possible, three components must be met (see below).

Helpline Transmission Equation .jpg 

HIV is not transmitted through saliva. Kissing, and other forms of social contact such as hugging, sharing cutlery, and shaking hands do not allow for the transmission of HIV.  In order for transmission to occur, a number of requirements must be met. HIV transmission requires the presence of HIV positive fluid (such as semen, vaginal fluid, pre-cum, rectal fluid, breastmilk, etc), coupled with a High, Low, or Negligible Risk activity, that provides the virus with direct access to the bloodstream. 

For there to be a risk of transmission in this case, there would need to be an exchange of bodily fluid such as blood, in addition to cuts or open sores present in the mouth, to provide the virus with direct access to the bloodstream. In the scenario you described above, there may have been a small amount of blood present, in addition to potentially broken skin on your lip. Therefore, this scenario is determined to be Low Risk.

Recommendation: 
Refer to a health care provider for HIV testing.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley 

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