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Can Saliva Spread Hiv

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Can saliva spread HIV?

...Dear Mr Kull,Can saliva spread HIV? What if a HIV+ kid shares a pacifier or milk bottle with an uninfected child? What are the risks of catching the disease from
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There have been no reported cases of HIV transmission between children. It is possible that HIV could be transmitted by saliva, but all of the statistics and studies that we have show us that it does not happen. HIV in infected people's saliva... Read more »

Is it true

that the virus dies instantly with contact with the air and if it does not, can you get the virus... Read more »

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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

... How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) The spread of HIV can be prevented! There are ways to avoid, or at least reduce, contact with body... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...people take powerful and effective combinations of medicines to fight the virus, however there is no cure for HIV What Is AIDS? AIDS stands for "Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome" AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection Many... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...mother to baby during pregnancy, birth, or breastfeeding. The following "bodily fluids" are NOT infectious: Tears Sweat Saliva Urine Feces Casual contact is not considered risky because it does not include contact with blood or... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...this but still: There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting symptoms, many related to HIV and still repetitively testing negative. Especially with people complaining of Parasthesias other mild... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Q: can HIV be spread though saliva ? I know about the obvious( semen, vag fluids,blood ). Is it transmittal thru open-mouth kissing ? Read more »

oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...cure but its gone already i think i have to go get retested to make sure. I know that receiving oral sex has almost no risk for hiv, but given that i got those other infections what do you guys think? I talked to the cdc and they say they dont... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...(Azidothymidine). For more information on preventing transmission from mother to child, go to Saliva Although researchers have found HIV in the saliva of infected people, there is no evidence that the virus... Read more »