It’s possible to catch HIV through bodily fluids exchanged during sexual intercourse, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, and breast milk. But not saliva. Kissing can spread HIV, but only if your partner has an open mouth that’s bleeding. So, if your partner has an open sore, it’s best to avoid kissing them. And, if your partner has an active sore, you should avoid kissing them, as well.
Despite the misconception, kissing has never been known to transmit HIV. HIV can only survive in body fluids, such as blood, and it’s impossible for it to survive in other fluids like air, pee, or tears. While you may be able to catch the disease by kissing someone who has blood, it’s unlikely to be passed through saliva. HIV can be transmitted by sharing a needle, certain sexual activities, and mother-child transmission.
HIV is spread through the body’s bodily fluids, including saliva. While saliva contains small amounts of the virus, it’s not enough to cause infection. Instead, HIV is passed to other people through the exchange of body fluids. HIV is most commonly transmitted through sexual intercourse and by sharing needles. If you’re pregnant, it can also pass to the baby. But this is rare. Therefore, the risk of HIV transmission through kissing is negligible.
While HIV is contagious and can be transmitted via contact with body fluids, it is not possible to spread it through kissing or other sexual activities. However, HIV is contagious through the body fluids of HIV positive people. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t kiss or share saliva with HIV-positive people. It’s safe to kiss, hug, and shake hands with your partner and avoid sexual intercourse with them unless you are infected with HIV.