HIV Risk Of Saliva
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesIs saliva risky if it is able to get into your bloodtream? If say your are receiving oral sex and saliva gets on your mucous membranes and into your bloodstream, or if you are getting a french kiss and saliva eneters an open sore in your mouth or... Read more »
Posted by mantle198, 2 RepliesHi I'm posting to get a better understanding of my risk exposure and gain some peace of mind, until I wait the 3 month period before I take the HIV test. Recently I had a one night stand with a sex worker, she gave me unprotected oral sex and... Read more »
Posted by zizo, 1 ReplyI have a very serious question
If somebody who is HIV positive licks a scratch of HIV negative person.
Can this transmit the disease?
I mean is it possible for the saliva of hiv positive person to transmit the virus if it touches a bloody scratch of... Read more »
Posted by SaltyWater, 2 RepliesNow I know you can't catch HIV by kissing, but imagine this scenario
You know someone is HIv and your cool with it. You know you cant catch it by french kissing, but suppose the negative person had core / cold core on the edge of his mouth, if the... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI recently had a low to moderate risk sexual encounter with someone of suspect status.
For near enough the whole of the 10 weeks since this encounter I have felt my saliva as very stringy/mucousy and
As though its collecting at the base of my throat.... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Saliva does not transmit HIV, unless it contains visible HIV-tainted blood. This includes "saliva of all stages." The only potential exception involves infants ingesting pre-chewed food from an HIV-positive mom. (See below.)Dr. BobWHAT... Read more »
Grady Health SystemSaliva is not considered a body fluid that would put anyone at risk for HIV infection. Actually there is a good deal of research which shows that saliva has properties which bind to and thus inactivates HIV. This is why casual contact such as... Read more »
Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesHIV is not known to be transmitted through contact with saliva. Please see <a href=http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionSexual/Q99072.html target=_new>Saliva as a barrier</a> for more information.RMK... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your question.There have been no cases of transmission of HIV from saliva alone. Salivacan have the virus in it, but in such small concentrations that nobody hasever been infected through saliva. However, if saliva is... Read more »
Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk TestersMy name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
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Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing StaffSome saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
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