Can I get HIV from kissing?
Since risk factors
vary, there is no simple yes or no answer when it comes to transmitting HIV through kissing.
HIV isn't transmitted casually, so you can't get it from a hug, handshake or a kiss on, say, your cheek. However, lip-locking with an open mouth may be a slightly different story depending on the circumstances. According to About.com HIV/AIDS expert Mark Cichocki
, R.N., "Open-mouth kissing is considered a very low-risk activity for the transmission of HIV. However, prolonged open-mouth kissing could damage the mouth or lips and allow HIV to pass from an infected person to a partner and then enter the body through cuts or sores in the mouth."
Yours puckered up,