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amount of blood in saliva

Aug 31, 2013

Please shannon what's the amount of blood in saliva that can infect one with hiv during a deep kiss. Thanks,val.

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi HIV transmission through kissing does not carry a risk. The amount of blood that would need to be present would not make it a pleasant kiss! The volume would need to be significant and there would need to be a fresh open wound in the mouth of the receiving end of the kiss. The mouth is not a hospitable place for the virus to live and transmit. This is also why oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

hiv rna pcr on 65th day
dr shannon pls make me relax!

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