I think she/he likes me! What should I do?
Am I ready to have sex?
Deciding to have sex
Sex when you're using street or party drugs
How do I get my partner to have safer sex?
If my partner and I are both HIV positive do I still have to use protection?
Always use condoms!
All about lube
Other ways to have safer sex


When you are romantically interested in someone you may feel like showing it by kissing them. There are different ways you can kiss:

  • a peck on the cheek
  • kissing someone with your tongue in their mouth
  • kissing parts of another person’s body

The good news is that you can’t pass HIV on to someone by kissing them. Even though tiny amounts of HIV can be found in your saliva, it is not enough to pass HIV on to someone else. But if you have gum disease or open cuts or sores in your mouth from dental surgery, brushing/flossing, braces or even eating rough foods like chips there is a very small risk of passing HIV on. So just be careful.

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