|Preventative Measures in a mixed status relationship
Aug 19, 2002
Recently I fell in love with someone who is HIV+. His viral load is undetectable. With an open ulcer in my mouth is saliva a transmittor of HIV? Please visit the "Safe Sex, Prevention and Transmission" forum on this website.
Response from Dr. Remien
Saliva is not considered to be a risk factor for transmission of HIV. People are generally advised to be careful about unprotected oral sex (oral-genitalcontact) when they have open sores in their mouth because of the risk of tanmsission via genital secretions.
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