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Does Saliva Contain Hiv

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Does saliva always contain blood?

Look at this article in relation to HIV transmission through the oral cavity.Title Blood in saliva of HIV seropositive drug abusers: possible implication in AIDS transmission. Author Piazza M; Chirianni A; Picciotto L; Tullio Cataldo P;...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It says exactly what it says, and what we have known for some time, saliva can contain blood and therefore can contain the HIV virus. It makes no claim about transmission risk or presents data to support that claim.... Read more »

saliva containing some blood

While talking with a African CSW some of her saliva came to my eyes. I am thinking that there will... Read more »

saliva contains blood?

Look at this article in relation to HIV transmission through the oral cavity.Title Blood in... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virginia: HIV/AIDS Patients Scrambling to Cover Cost of Medications

As part of its cost-containment strategy, Virginia's AIDS Drug Assistance Program has announced plans to push 760 current clients with relatively stable immune systems out of ADAP and onto a waiting list. About 400 new ADAP applicants a year who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Candidiasis: New Peptide Derived From Protein in Saliva May Be Promising Antifungal Agent

Oral biologists at the University at Buffalo have developed a peptide that appears to be a good candidate for treating candidiasis, a fungal condition that affects HIV patients and other people with compromised immune systems. "We wanted to develop... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Well-Armed Immune Cells Help Long-Term Non-Progressors Contain HIV

To help develop an effective HIV vaccine, researchers are trying to better understand how the immune systems of a small minority of HIV-infected people known as long-term non-progressors (LTNPs) contain the virus naturally. CD8+ T cells, which kill... 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 Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are saliva tests just as accurate as blood tests? Read more »

Risk of exposure from open wound and saliva

Posted by mantle198, 2 Replies
Hi I'm posting to get a better understanding of my risk exposure and gain some peace of mind, until I wait the 3 month period before I take the HIV test. Recently I had a one night stand with a sex worker, she gave me unprotected oral sex and... Read more »

Once the fluid containing HIV dries, is it dead?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Once vaginal secretion dry, would the HIV in them die? And how long would HIV live if it were into underwear? Would it die once soaked in? Read more »