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HIV transmission from casual contact
Dec 19, 2011

Hi, So I had a question about saliva in HIV, although I know there are minute amounts in it. My friend is HIV+, and I took a sip of his beer bottle after having been hit in the mouth about like 30-40 minutes prior (so it had stopped bleeding for a while by then). I just wanted to be reassured that saliva still wouldnt transmit the virus even if I had a "healing wound" in my mouth. Thanks!

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

Saliva does not transmit the virus. Only four fluids are capable of transmitting the virus. They are blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk.

In health, Richard



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