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Does Hiv Pass Through Saliva

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CAN HIV BE PASSED THROUGH SALIVA?

I AM A HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH TEACHER AND I HAVE BEEN TAUGHT THAT HIV CAN NOT BE PASSED THROUGH SALIVA. RECENTLY I HAVE BEEN HEARING THAT IT NOW APPEARS AS THOUGHT IT CAN BE PASSED THROUGH SALIVA. WHAT IS TRUE?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...I am not aware of any new evidence that suggests that HIV can be passed through saliva. The saliva of HIV infected people contains little to no virus, and the virus that is found in saliva Read more »

can HIV be passed through saliva?

I NEED to know if HIV can be passed on through kissing "saliva"? I need to know this because I... 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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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 Read more »
The Body PRO

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

... My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Case Involving HIV-Positive Man, Saliva Illustrates "Long Way to Go" in Efforts to Reduce Stigma, Letter to Editor Says

...years in prison." Samuels adds that there also was "widespread disgust that government would now have to pay for" the man's HIV/AIDS treatment. He writes, "Even though we know that there is no scientific evidence of saliva as dangerous, this... 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 Read more »
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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, Read more »

HIV from saliva?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi do you think it's possible i got HIV from saliva? a small amount (i'd say 10 drops of saliva but it could be less) got on my hair and my shirt and i don't know if Read more »

HIV from saliva

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...about but he's very nervous. Is there anything anybody can tell him that would stop his worrying? I didn't think you could catch HIV from saliva. Am I right or does he in fact have somethng to worry about? Thanks! Michele Read more »

Switch625 - HIV Saliva Test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Switch - what do you know about the HIV saliva test being used by some insurance companies as a substitute for blood testing ? Is is accurate and how does it work ? Read more »