Infection Through Saliva?
Feb 15, 2002
Hello Dr.Rodriguez-Torres, I am worried that HIV HepC,D can be transmitted through saliva. Is this true? The activities I engaged in are sharing cigarettes,drinks with other individuals. Is this considered a risky activity? please advise Worried
Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres
You cannot contract Hepatitis C ,or HIV that way,unless blood is present and enters in contact with broken mucosas,or skin.This is not considered risky behavior.
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