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Can Saliva Transmit Hiv

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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 went and got an HIV test at my 3 month period...While waiting i asked the nurse if HIV+ Saliva were to come in contact with an open gash or wound on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...also nasal secretions, sputum, sweat, tears, urine and vomitus (all bodily fluids) are not implicated in the transmission of HIV, unless they contain visible blood! Please forward your question and my response to the woefully misinformed nurse.... Read more »

Is Saliva HIV transmiter...Question that never dies...

Hi dr Bob,It is really magnificient what u do in order to help people...i think it is a lot of... Read more »

wet kiss

Dear doc, my wife is hiv+, just tested and found very recently. Before that, I used to have the... Read more »
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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 Read more »
The Body PRO

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

... My 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 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

...years in prison." Samuels adds that there also was "widespread disgust that government would 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... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

The New Saliva HIV Tests

...For years, we have been testing folks for HIV using blood tests. It'ssomething people have become accustomed to. But what if you don't likegetting blood tests? What if 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 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 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, Read more »

Saliva, Hiv, Risks?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...eneters an open sore in your mouth or into your mucous membranes or a cut, and the person giving you oral sex or kissing you is HIV+, are you at a rick of getting HIV? How significant is the risk? Is testing recommended? If one got symptoms... Read more »