Jul 26, 2008
Can you transfer the HIV virus by drooling? Example - one toddler to another toddler?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Toddler drooling is definitely not a mode of HIV transmission! Unprotected sex, yes; sharing intravenous needles, yes; blood transfusions with tainted blood, yes; mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding, yes; but toddler drooling, no! Definitely not!
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