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Is it possible infected throught saliva?

Jun 26, 2012

1.Is it possible to infect HIV through saliva and body fluids while kissing through the baby? 2.What is the preventive measures for the family living together with an infected family member?

Response from Mr. Glenn

Thanks for your questions,

1. It is not possible to get HIV from saliva

2. First off, HIV is only transmitted under certain conditions. We need HIV positive fluid to leave someone's body and go immediately/directly inside another person's body. This will only happen under certain situations: sex, breastfeeding, sharing needles, and an environmental hazard.

The environmental hazard would include if there was a significant accident including blood where the HIV+ person is cut in some profound way and another person somehow gets that blood into their body.

This will not happen through casual contact. It just won't.

Is there a HIV positive person in your family that you're concerned about? It might help to ask them their opinion on your questions..

Hope this helps!


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