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Aug 5, 2000

A person I know had mouth surgery in April. She had a abscess where they had to drain the fluid from her mouth and face. Then in May I had a tooth extracted and two weeks later I drank after her. Could I have caught HIV from this?

Response from Dr. Reznik

HIV is not transmitted via casual contact which would include sharing drinking glasses. HIV is not transmitted via saliva.

Even if there were some risk involved, which there is not, the two week period since your surgery should have allowed the tissues to heal.

I hope this clears up a thing or two!


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