Anonymous
My cousin came over to visit me, and he gave me a big hug and kiss on the neck. I think he kind of bit my skin in the neck region accidentally, so I was wondering what the risk of HIV is. Thank you.
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for reaching out to AIDS Vancouver with your questions! We're happy to help.

To answer your question, kissing is considered to be a no risk scenario. Furthermore, since you brought up biting, I also wanted to address HIV transmission through cuts or wounds. In order for a cut to pose as a risk for HIV transmission, the cut needs to be gushing blood and require immediate and professional medical attention. A bite like the one that you have described above poses no risk for transmission.

I hope I was able to answer your question, and feel free to contact us with any further concerns.

Regards,

Sierra, Helpline Volunteer

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