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Can Saliva Transmit Hiv Virus

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Can Saliva transmit Hiv virus ?

Dear Dr Wohl,I am real scared and paranoid and I wanted your opinion about my recent incident. I went to a strip club and deep kissed a stripper for 30 - 40 seconds.I realized later on that I had a cut on my upper lips from shaving earlier and 2...
David Wohl, M.D.

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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Chances of HIV infection = 0DW... Read more »

Can saliva on an open wound transmit HIV?

Earlier today I had an accident which resulted in me loosing a large portion of flesh from my knee,... Read more »

Has there ever been a reported case of HIV transmition by sweat or saliva?

Hi Dr. Bob,I have recently been informed that a collegue of mine is HIV+.I was sitting right next... Read more »
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Seattle Treatment Education Project

Can Resistant Viruses Be Transmitted?

As drug resistance becomes more of a factor in deciding which anti-HIV medications to use, an important question becomes, "How common are pre-existing mutations that cause resistance to drugs that people have never taken?" There have been compelling... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Several HIV/AIDS advocacy groups are saying that a recent ruling 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... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

People With Moderate HIV Viral Loads More Likely To Transmit Virus, Study Says

People with moderate HIV viral loads are more likely to transmit the virus to a larger number of people over time than those with high viral loads, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ,... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

In Heterosexuals, Transmitted HIV Strains Often Resemble Original Infecting Virus

A new study 1 has found that even though HIV diversifies widely within infected individuals over time, the virus strains that ultimately are passed on through heterosexual transmission often resemble the strain of virus that originally infected... Read more »
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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 »

Saliva, Hiv, Risks?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is 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 »

Luc Montagnier, Saliva, Kissing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently read that Luc Montagnier, one of the discoverers of the HIV virus, has now come out and said that kissing with the exchange of saliva may transmit HIV. Has anyone heard of this? I don't know whether to worry about this since Montagnier... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 3 Replies
Hi there,

Thank you in advance for reading...

I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. At this party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. Read more »