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Can Sweat Transmit Hiv

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Deep kissing and sweat transmit HIV?

I have long deep kissing sessions with a friend who is HIV positive. I waswondering if the length of the kissing (sometimes 2-3 hours) and also licking his sweat could possiblytransmit HIV to me? ....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.First of all, nobody has ever been infected through saliva or sweat. Theconcentrations of the HIV virus in both of these body fluids are so low, thatthey have never led to transmission. In regard to deep prolonged... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through sweat? (SWEAT, 2010)

Hello Dr Robert! I was curious to know if HIV could be transmitted through sweat? I was at club... 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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Clear up the sweating/night sweats issue!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had what I consider "night sweats"....Approximately 10-12 days after "exposure". They lasted may 4 nights or so, haven't had trouble since. Woke up sweating at night, not DRENCHED...just kinda sticky sweaty on my shoulders, forehead and neck.

No... Read more »

Hiv usually transmitted before people know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - HIV infection is likely to be transmitted before people are even aware that they are carriers, UK researchers report in the January 3rd issue of AIDS.

"The study demonstrates that a significant proportion of new HIV-1... Read more »

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease in Women

Posted by adoniadennis, 1 Reply
Some of the most common warning signs with STD's in women would be the constant feeling of the flu, as many STD's lower one's immune system, making them much more susceptible to illness. Another would be the appearance of lesions, rashes, or even... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

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