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HIV risk and kissing with peptic ulcer

Hi if a hiv negative person with peptic ulcer kisses a hiv+ person with little blood in mouth, can the virus be contacted this way through the peptic ulcer?
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A peptic ulcer is usually sores on the inside of your stomach or small intestines.  This is what you are talking about?  Or do you have sores on your mouth?  Either way, neither is a risk for HIV transmission.  Kissing is not a way that people get HIV.  HIV in adults is transmitted by penetrating, unprotected vaginal or anal sex or sharing IV drug needles.  That is really it. Saliva and air inactivate the virus so kissing is not a means of transmission.  
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yes sores in the stomach or small intestine is what i mean
Why would that have anything to do with kissing and HIV? No, no impact whatsoever.  People do not get HIV from kissing even if they have peptic ulcers, blood in mouth, etc. Saliva inactivates the virus.  NO RISK>
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Peptic ulcers are nowhere near the mouth. And people don't walk around with blood in their mouth. This is an irrational concern with zero risk for infection.
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sometimes when we kiss she says i bite her lips, just thinking of a scenerio where there's little blood from her lips, thanks.
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