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Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through Saliva

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saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Saliva is not considered to be an HIV transmission risk unless it contains visible blood. See below.Dr. BobDr. Bob, very worried. Saliva Read more »

human saliva. contracting hiv

hi doc. i was at a club lastnight i was tlking to a friends that has been tested positive for hiv... Read more »

Nurse said saliva can transmit HIV now im freaking out...

Hi Dr Bob!Im really hopeing you can answer my question so i can go on living my normal life...I... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Groups Protest Ruling in Case Regarding HIV-Positive Man, Saliva

...in a Dallas County, Texas, case that an HIV-positive man who spit into the mouth and eye of a Dallas police officer was using saliva as a deadly weapon was excessive, the Dallas Morning News reports. CDC and "countless doctors say no one... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Case Involving HIV-Positive Man, Saliva Illustrates "Long Way to Go" in Efforts to Reduce Stigma, Letter to Editor Says

...now have to pay for" the man's HIV/AIDS treatment. He writes, "Even though we know that there is no scientific evidence of saliva as dangerous, this act was considered assault with a deadly weapon" (Samuels, New York Times , 5/27). Back to... Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...different tests, but this is the only rapid test that's capable of detecting p24 antigen in addition to antibody. So it's a saliva test? No, it's blood. And the Determine Combo assay that looks at antigen, as well as antibodies, detected... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

The New Saliva HIV Tests

...stuck witha needle, or don't get tested at all. Now, for those of you who hateneedles, you have an additional choice. It's the saliva HIV antibody test,sold under the name &"OraSure.&" Like the blood tests, this test looks for HIVantibodies. ... Read more »
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HIV from saliva?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi do you think it's possible i got HIV from saliva? a small amount (i'd say 10 drops of saliva but it could be less) got on my hair and my shirt and i don't know if it got anywhere Read more »

Passing on HIV via Saliva

Posted by SaltyWater, 2 Replies
...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 saliva from the infected person came into contact with this cold sore, whats he chances of the negative person... Read more »

Switch625 - HIV Saliva Test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Switch - what do you know about the HIV saliva test being used by some insurance companies as a substitute for blood testing ? Is is accurate and how does it work ? Read more »

HIV from saliva

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...your help. My fiance' apprehended a shoplifter where he works. The guy spit in his face. He can't remember if any of this mans saliva got into his mouth or eyes. Anyways, I told him he has nothing to worry about but he's very nervous. Is there... Read more »