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Kissed a girl with an open sore
An_253408 posted:
Hi , Yesterday I has sexual contact with a girl which I am not sure if she is HIV positive or not. I realized later on that she had blood on he lips..I am worried that I have put myself at high risk for STD especially that we were kissing during intercourse...can you please let me know if there is a high risk of catching std when the other person has an open sore when I don't have any sores in my response would be very helpful and appreciated
georgiagail responded:
In order for HIV to be passed to you, the virus has to, somehow, actually ENTER your body tissues. This is typically done through a cut, wound, damage done to mucous membranes, etc.

Since you didn't have an open (i.e., bleeding) wounds in your mouth at the time of the lip locking, even assuming she was HIV positive, the virus could not enter your system. The lining of the oral cavity is quite tough (it has to be considering some of the hot/cold/spicy/chewy foods that we eat) and thus pretty difficult to damage.

r_muki replied to georgiagail's response:
Thanks Gail...that was very helpful! I will be able to get some sleep knowing i am not in big danger...I am aware that I might catch other STD's however through similar intercourse so I will probably have to go have a check in few month..thanks

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