Anonymous
i sucked and kissed my brother could i get hiv if i had a mouth ulcer ,,,, thanks pls reply
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

Kissing is considered a no risk activity. The reason for this is because our saliva has enzymes in it that breakdown HIV. Even if you had a mouth ulcer, you are no added risk. For a cut in the mouth to be a risk, it would have to be large, deep and actively bleeding. This is not the case in mouth ulcers.

To help better your understanding of HIV, I would like to add that for HIV transmission to occur, you need 3 factors. These factors are listed in the table below and I will refer back to this chart while answering your questions.

HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION


BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
---------- -------- ----------------------------
• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection
As you can see you have none of these factors. The only fluid you were exposed to was saliva and as I said above, it is not a body fluid capable of carrying HIV.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions or check this [website](http://www.avert.org/) for further information.

Best Wishes,

Mary

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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