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Does Saliva Has Anti-hiv Properties

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Which HIV meds have broader anti-viral properties?

Do any of the HIV meds show promise or efficacy as broader antiviral agents...similar to how alpha interferon can be a broad based antiviral? (I don'tmean just for Hep B, but beyond...).Many thanks....
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
Almost all HIV meds are HIV-1/2 specific. However, there are a few that have activity against HTLV 1 and 2, which are also retrovirus cousins of HIV-1.... Read more »

Anti-viral properties of semen?

This may sound way off base, but here it goes anyway.Several years ago I ejaculated on my... 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... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Proposed Intellectual Property Agreement Between E.U., India Could Affect Generic Drug Exports, Advocacy Groups Say

The Independent examines how "[t]he cheap supply of antiretroviral drugs to people with AIDS across the world could be choked by an 'intellectual property' deal ... being negotiated [on Friday] at the 12th E.U.-India summit in New Delhi between... Read more »
Médecins Sans Frontières

India: Bayer Stay Order Against Compulsory License Denied

Update September 17, 2012 A "Stop Novartis" rally in Mumbai, India, December 2011. © Claudio Tommasini. India's Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has dismissed Bayer's request for a stay order against the compulsory licence... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Emory University Should Use $525 Million Deal to Ensure HIV/AIDS Treatment Access for People in Developing World, Opinion Piece Says

Emory University should be congratulated for its recent intellectual property deal in which it will receive $525 million in royalties for an antiretroviral drug developed by its researchers, but the university should use some of the money to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO Executive Board Meeting Addresses Agency's Policy on Counterfeit, Substandard Medications

Intellectual Property Watch reports on how delegates at WHO's executive board meeting used Wednesday to discuss WHO policy on counterfeit and substandard medications. According to the news service, WHO "members ... raised strong concerns that a... Read more »
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saliva and hiv

Posted by zizo, 1 Reply
I have a very serious question
If somebody who is HIV positive licks a scratch of HIV negative person.
Can this transmit the disease?
I mean is it possible for the saliva of hiv positive person to transmit the virus if it touches a bloody scratch of... Read more »

saliva test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How accurate are the saliva tests? I hear both on them...yet some HIV clinics only use them as their testing methods. Thanks! :)

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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 »