|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
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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