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Can You Contract AIDS From Saliva

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human saliva. contracting hiv

hi doc. i was at a club lastnight i was tlking to a friends that has been tested positive for hiv aids could i contract aids if say she was talkind and spit alittle in my eye???? this may be a stupid question but in illiterate to the whole thing
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, talking to someone in a club will not transmit HIV. Read more »

Saliva Transmission

About 6 Months ago. I accidently Smoked a Cigarette that belonged to a AIDS infected Person that he... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 Morning News reports. CDC and "countless doctors say no one... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...environmental transmission remote. HIV is found in varying concentrations or amounts in blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, saliva, and tears. To obtain data on the survival of HIV, laboratory studies have required the use of artificially... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites send... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...infection to adults, it is a viable means of transmission to infants. The following "bodily fluids" are NOT infectious: Saliva Tears Sweat Feces Urine Learn more in the AIDS 101 article: " How HIV Is Spread ." ... Read more »
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a little advice anyone?

Posted by sylvia, 4 Replies
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testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...it slipped out as i was asleep n rolled on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you think HIV Aids virus can be that 'sly' as the ghonorrea virus have prooved to be? but for... Read more »

There is a great counsellor

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...equally worried well gang: visit http://www.askme.com. There is a counsellor there: Raizel Aronovitch who has been living with HIV for the last decade or so. She can be searched under the expert name of October2. She is empathetic and really has... Read more »

I would appreciate your answer

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...although it was fresh.Is it true that person with aids(in the terminal stages of the disease) have a higher viral load in their saliva because their gums are bleeding?Or am I just a paranoid?Please, people, answer to me...Dr. Bob didn't Read more »