Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Do People Catch HIV From Saliva

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

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 HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...this one last question even though you've already answered me. Okay so the bottle... it was on the back of the toilet so the person who used it probably was taking a crap... so if a minimal amount of feces was on it and if the person using it had... Read more »

spitting on penis (SALIVA, 2009)

dear doc,i have read your site and you are doing a great job by helping out people in need and i... Read more »

Absolutely Stupid Father and Husband (SALIVA, SWEAT, URINE) (WATERSPORTS)(HIV BASICS)

Dr. Frascino, thank you for all you do. I have a question and I am hoping that you will answer. I... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...fluid or mother's milk (see Fact Sheet 611 ) from an infected person. There is no proven case of transmission from the tears or saliva of an infected person. Myth: A woman with HIV infection can't have children without infecting them. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...HIV-infected person is also infected with another STD, that person is three to five times more likely than other HIV-infected persons to transmit HIV through sexual contact. Not having (abstaining from) sexual intercourse is the most effective... 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 »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...test plus the Western Blot is greater than 99 percent. The myth: "Viral load tests don't really tell anything about a person's health." The reality: Viral load measures the amount of HIV in a person's blood. Many studies have shown... Read more »
Connect With Others

Passing on HIV via Saliva

Posted by SaltyWater, 2 Replies
...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 saliva from the infected person came into contact with this cold sore, whats he chances of the negative person... Read more »

saliva and old wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...hey i need someones opinion...If an Hiv+ persons saliva get in contact with 20hours old superficial skin wound, is there a risk? Read more »

HIV + from breast secretions on penis?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Does anyone know of any cases of HIV transmission from breast secretions making contact with a male penis? Read more »

guys help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...hand i used to take off the condom and to touch her clitoris...will the virus stay on my hand or would it die...can i catch hiv that way ..someone please help Read more »