However, this does not mean that I would recommend repeated kissing
of a known infected person, perhaps especially someone with overt AIDS
. Beyond the diagnosis of overt AIDS, the important information is whether she is on anti-HIV drugs; and how much HIV is in her blood, i.e. the result of a viral load test. If she is being treated and has an undetectable or very low viral load, there would be little or no risk even with unprotected intercourse.