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Does Hiv Remain Infectious In Saliva

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Discover "Reservoir" That Allows HIV to Remain Infectious Despite Treatment

Researchers at Brigham Young University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have discovered a human cell "reservoir," called follicular dendritic cells, that allows HIV to stay in an infectious state and not respond to antiretroviral drugs,... Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

HIV Testing Policy: A Joint Position Paper of the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians

Summary Federal policies regarding the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of AIDS have not kept pace with changes that have transformed the disease from a fatal illness to a chronic disease for patients with ongoing access to HIV care and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

America's Door Remains Shut to Foreigners With HIV; Critics Say Politics, "Remnant of Fear" Keep 19-Year-Old Ban Alive

The US Immigration and Naturalization Act denies visas to anyone with "a communicable disease of public health significance," and in 1987, Congress added HIV infection to that list of diseases. The prohibition remains in place today. While officials... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HPV remain infectious? Can you get it in the absence of lesions?

My wife and I participate in an open, active, sexual lifestyle...primarily, "safe-sex" with other couples. We are concerned about the prevelence of HPV and its ease of transmission even with proper condom usage (hands, toys, etc.) Given...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Human papillomavirus (HPV, also known as the wart virus) loves to infect the skins cells (squamous cell) around the genital area. It is transmitted by skin contact from an infected person to an uninfected person. This is in contrast to the HIV... Read more »

Nurse said saliva can transmit HIV now im freaking out...

Hi Dr Bob!Im really hopeing you can answer my question so i can go on living my normal life...I went and got an HIV test at my 3 month period...While waiting i asked the nurse if HIV+ Saliva were to come in contact with an open gash or wound on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Well just because Nurse Know-it-all "considers all body fluids a risk" doesn't mean it's true. (See below.) In brief, not only saliva, but also nasal secretions, sputum, sweat, tears, urine and vomitus (all bodily fluids) are... 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 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
Hi,Saliva is not considered to be an HIV transmission risk unless it contains visible blood. See below.Dr. BobDr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,Nov 14, 2007 Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that 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 had protected oral receptive sex with an HIV+ friend. I am male. To my knowledge the rubber stayed intact but my worry is of the following. I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Scared Man,From your post, I'm assuming you had protected "insertive," not "receptive," oral sex. Assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail, your HIV-acquisition risk would be nonexistent. Saliva... Read more »
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Infectious fluids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
#1 Blood
#2 Semen
#3 Saliva
#4 Sweat

Its all documented go find it for yourselves.

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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 it got anywhere else, i have some cuts on my nails from biting them, i don't know... 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 »

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 »