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Can You Get AIDS From Saliva?

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AIDS in saliva or blood contact

I went to India. There was a drinking fountain with plastic glasses. Is it possible to catch anything if the cups had been out in the open for a while before I used it even if somone has a trace of blood or other HIV carrying oral fluid on it. I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no evidence (based on reporting by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) that anyone has ever been infected by sharing a drinking glass with an HIV infected person. Modes of transmission have been closely monitored for the past... Read more »

Can Saliva on a condom result in AIDS

Dear Doctor,I had received oral sex from a sex worker in spain.The following was 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 and eye of a Dallas police officer was using saliva as a deadly weapon was excessive, the Dallas... 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 you really hate getting stuck with a needle? Until now, when it came to HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV-Positive Man's Saliva Not a "Deadly Weapon," New York's Highest Court Rules

The aggravated assault conviction of an HIV-positive man was overturned unanimously by the New York Court of Appeals on June 7, after the court found that the man's saliva could not legally be considered a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.... Read more »
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Saliva

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Okay now I am so freaking confused. Is HIV/AIDS found in saliva or Not. People on here are saying yes, how else will you be able to take a oral AIDS test. Read more »

saliva and hiv

Posted by zizo, 1 Reply
I have a very serious question
If somebody who is HIV positive licks a scratch of HIV negative person.
Can this transmit the disease?
I mean is it possible for the saliva of hiv positive person to transmit the virus if it touches a bloody scratch of... 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, but suppose the negative person had core / cold core on the edge of his mouth, if the... Read more »

foamy saliva?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of HIV causing foamy saliva? Please respond

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