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Two separate questions no answer
Apr 7, 2001

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Your last posting two people asked similiar questions wich I would have liked to have known the answer to but you did not give a response. In the case you know of somone becoming infected after recieving oral sex were there any extenuating circumstances in this case? 2) Do YOU believe that saliva is a infectious body fluid?

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We are done talking about the patients I have referred to before. But I will say this, numerous studies have reported the presence of HIV RNA (viral load) in saliva (usually around 50% of patients tested), and the presence of HIV infected lymphocytes in saliva by DNA PCR.



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