Anonymous
Hello
I want know is that possible while kissing, my partner had blood in her mouth and when we kissed I found taste of blood and we stop kissing. only one kiss(2-4 second). and in my mouth one small dry cut(no bleeding) so what you think I have to test for HIV or not???
that accident happened 5 weeks ago, and now I had symptoms like nausea, little headaches and sore throat(very light like tonsil) is that sign of HIV ??
AND main thing I don't know my partner is HIV positive or not.
PLEASE ANSWER
THANK YOU
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for you HIV/AIDS related health information. It sounds like you are concerned about your risk of HIV transmission after kissing your girlfriend and tasting blood in your mouth.


Deep Kissing is a No Risk activity. Here are some of the reasons why:


* Saliva has an enzyme that inhibits the transmission of HIV. The small amount of blood that you tasted would be mixed with saliva. Any HIV would be unable to transmit to you.

* HIV needs direct access to your bloodstream in order to transmit. There was no direct access to your bloodstream.


HIV presents itself differently in different people, therefore we cannot comment on the symptoms that you have been experiencing. I would, however, recommend that you contact your health care provider to discuss your symptoms and develop a treatment plan. Symptoms can be indicative of other viral infections.


I would encourage you to check out the following resources about HIV:

  • Risk Assessment Chart


  • Smart Sex Resource


  • HIV Basics


  • Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

    Hilary


    AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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