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Can You Contract HIV From Swallowing Blood

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Swallowing blood/saliva

Is it possible to contract HIV by sawllowing blood and or saliva? When you have no sores or open wounds inside your mouth.
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...You ask an interesting question that should be separated into two separate queries:Is it possible to contract HIV by swallowing saliva? The answer to this question is no. This is why casual contact, such as sharing food utensils and glasses Read more »

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