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Do People Get HIV From Saliva

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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
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...HIV. Some people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of HIV have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears. However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex.... 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 »
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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, Hiv, Risks?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...you are getting a french kiss and saliva eneters an open sore in your mouth or into your mucous membranes or a cut, and the person giving you oral sex or kissing you is HIV+, are you at a rick of getting HIV? How significant is the risk? Is... Read more »

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 »

oral-saliva test sensitivity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...performed oral sex on him with no ejaculation in my mouth. Of course, now I am scared to death! I have been in contact with this person and he has assured me of his status, but to me he is a risk. I took (at the county testing center) an oral... Read more »