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Does Saliva Deactivate Hiv

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nipple Shield That Deactivates HIV Prevents Virus Transmission During Breastfeeding, BBC News Reports

A nipple shield that disinfects milk as it leaves the breast has shown to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, BBC News reports. Devised by Stephen Gerrard, a University of Cambridge engineer, the shield employs a detergent used by... Read more »
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 and eye of a Dallas police officer was using saliva as a deadly weapon was excessive, the Dallas... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

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 in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is the saliva of person at "window period" riskier than saliva of persons out of that period? (SALIVA)

Dear Dr Bob,First, I would like to express my appreciation to your continuous effort to help all of us finding the truth about HIV. I have found nearly all of your posts on "saliva" but it seems my following question has not been asked...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Saliva does not transmit HIV, unless it contains visible HIV-tainted blood. This includes "saliva of all stages." The only potential exception involves infants ingesting pre-chewed food from an HIV-positive mom. (See below.)Dr. BobWHAT... Read more »

HIV saliva hometest versus HIV ELISA test

Case StudyTwenty-two countries participated in the studies herin referenced. A total 0f 3,867 patients and/or subjects were tested and reported. Paired specimens of serum and saliva were tested. The serum specimens were tested whether or not they...
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
Great summary. Wrong conclusions. Why don't you calculate the false positive and false negative rates for all the tests you cite and then explain why they are bad screening tests.MH... 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 found out a few days ago that I might have HIV. I wont know for sure for six months and I want to make sure that my boyfriend will not get HIV...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am not an expert on how HIV is transmitted and therefore am not qualified to answer your question. I suggest you re-ask your question to the Body's expert in this area.Michael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »

Kissing and hiv (ORAL FLUID TEST, SALIVA, )

I am just curious, if hiv is not transmitted from kissing without bloody contacts, why is it that oraquick, a product from orasure detects hiv presence in the saliva (no blood in saliva) during the 15 min test? Can you further explain this to me? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As in the case with so many questions submitted to this forum, the answer you request was already waiting for you in the archives. See below.Dr. Bobsaliva qJul 18, 2006 Dear Dr.Bob, I've read it in the archives that the saliva is steril,... Read more »
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Saliva, Hiv, Risks?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is saliva risky if it is able to get into your bloodtream? If say your are receiving oral sex and saliva gets on your mucous membranes and into your bloodstream, or if you are getting a french kiss and saliva eneters an open sore in your mouth or... 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 »

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 »

How does saliva kill HIV virus?

Posted by caman1313, 1 Reply
Does anyone have information as to the truth of saliva being able to kill or render HIV virus infective. How long does it take to kill the virus. Read more »