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Can I Get AIDS From Saliva

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AIDS in saliva or blood contact

I went to India. There was a drinking fountain with plastic glasses. Is it possible to catch anything if the cups had been out in the open for a while before I used it even if somone has a trace of blood or other HIV carrying oral fluid on it. I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no evidence (based on reporting by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) that anyone has ever been infected by sharing a drinking glass with an HIV infected person. Modes of transmission have been closely monitored for the past... Read more »

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Saliva

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Okay now I am so freaking confused. Is HIV/AIDS found in saliva or Not. People on here are saying yes, how else will you be able to take a oral AIDS test. Read more »

saliva and hiv

Posted by zizo, 1 Reply
I 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 »

Passing on HIV via Saliva

Posted by SaltyWater, 2 Replies
Now 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 »

foamy saliva?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of HIV causing foamy saliva? Please respond

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