|Transmission of HIV via stomach ulcer?
Aug 23, 2009
Assuming that oral and esophygeal health are great, no microscopic tears or cut, no open wounds, what is the likelihood that a stomach ulcer would be the portal of entry for HIV? I understand that the virus is very weak and cannot live in HCl of the stomach, but I can understand both sides. Dying before it could reach the stomach ulcer because of the high acidity concentration, but there's also inflammation. Which one is true?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
I am not aware of any data to answer the question.
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