|Saliva and Anal sex
Nov 21, 2009
Dear Dr. Frascino,
I have contacted everyone with this question (including the CDC) and no one has been able to give me a clear answer. The question is: what is the risk of HIV transmission from one male to another (anal sex), with the use of a condom, but if saliva is used rather than a lubricant? Assuming, the condom does not rip/tear, can the receiver still get HIV from the inserters saliva?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Saliva that does not contain visible blood is not considered a risk for HIV transmission. Therefore, assuming there was no visible blood in the saliva, the HIV transmission risk would be essentially nonexistent.
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