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Hiv Transmission Through Sharing Saliva And Gum

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Possibility of transmission through saliva

Hello all there. I recently kiss a girl with a lot of saliva in mouth. I know that i have inflammation of the gums and consequently some blood fluids in my saliva. My question is that if the girl have also inflammation of the gums and blood fluids...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou cannot get HIV from sharing utensils, drinking after someone etc. You cannot get HIV as well at a hair salon, manicurist, sharing razors etc.HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen,... Read more »

sharing frozen food with gums issues on both sides - Dr. only you can help me

Dear Dr. Lisa,I'm writing you because only your specialist advice can help me.A good friend of... Read more »

Sharing food/blood in saliva?

Hi Dr. Bob,You rock! My best friend has recently been diagnosed as HIV+ and is really doing ok.... 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 »

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 »

Broken Skin On Nipples + Saliva. Should I Worry?

Posted by darien, 1 Reply
About three weeks ago I hooked up with this guy. We both went down on each other and kissed a lot. He got really rough with my nipples using his teeth. The next few days they were a little scabby. I then find out that the guy has HIV. He says that... Read more »

upset about possible transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I think this may be a crazy question but I am still upset and have no where to turn..I am hoping someone can help me here.

My son shared a drink (through a straw) with a child I didn't know. my son put his mouth on the straw right after the other... Read more »