Jul 20, 2003
Hello Doc. Mark. How likely is it that oral keratinocytes can be infected by hiv? If the initiation of infection is very slowly, as studies suggest, does it have influence on the pattern of acute retroviral syndrome, e.g. more late, less severe,...? Thanks.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
ALthough HIV virus can be found in oral secretions, it is hard to answer the question you pose.
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