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Can You Contract Hiv From Saliva Or Making Out

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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 »

blood tainted saliva in eye

Dear Dr. Bob,I know you have stated that your response to questions is not contingent on whether... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get... Read more »
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...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
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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

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Kissing a HIV- person

Posted by gordon, 9 Replies
...Unless I am mistaken if you kiss a person mouth to mouth and one of you is have HIV+ and the HIV+ person has a small cut in the gums or in the mouth area. The suliva with a small potion of blood will be trasmitted, Read more »

college student... scared as hell

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...tonsils with puss all over. I didn't really think much of this until I looked up symptoms on the internet and saw that it could be HIV and I have been freaking out ever since. I asked him if he knew his status, and he said he was negative but... Read more »

A little concerned....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
So I am 18 years old and never had sex or done drugs/needles or been exposed to any kind of blood. I met this girl who is 24 and we were hanging out and started to make out big time. I had a go-tee and at one point she thought she I bit her lip... Read more »

Dr Bob or DJ

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was wondering if the risk from precum to an open wound is greater or less than the risk of a needle-stick, or receptive-anal/vaginal. Oh, and what makes receptive anal more risky than receptive vaginal? I read somewhere that it was due to the... Read more »