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How Long Can Hiv Survive In Saliva

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...medical authorities agree that HIV does not survive well outside the body, making the possibility of environmental transmission remote. HIV is found in varying concentrations or amounts in blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, saliva, and tears. To obtain data on the survival of HIV, laboratory studies have required the use of artificially high concentrations of laboratory-grown virus. Although these unnatural concentrations of HIV can be...
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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
...Dr. Frascino Hello, Actually, it wasn't a vacation, but thanks I still had an excellent time! Turning now to your question, HIV/AIDS is not transmitted by casual contact, which includes sharing straws, sodas and saliva! Period! See below. Thanks... 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
..."receptive," oral sex. Assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail, your HIV-acquisition risk would be nonexistent. Saliva does not transmit HIV, unless there is visible blood present. See below.The only reason to consider 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
...visible blood! Please forward your question and my response to the woefully misinformed nurse. She needs a remedial course in HIV/AIDS and certainly should not be dispensing inaccurate anxiety-provoking misinformation!Dr. BobDr. Bob, hope you had... Read more »

Please help me! (SALIVA, SWEAT, URINE) (WATERSPORTS)(HIV BASICS)

I am extremely scared. I went to use a public bathroom and I waited in line for the urinal. A friend of mine who I believe is HIV+ had just got done urinating. I used the same urinal that he used . . . only he didn't flush. I had already pulled my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...wiggle out of your leather restraints. Stay safe. Stay well. Dr. Bob Dr. Bob, hope you had a good vacation. Please answer. (SALIVA, SWEAT) (HIV BASICS)Oct 10, 2007 Dr. Bob, My very close friend has tested positive for HIV recently. We used to be... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Case Involving HIV-Positive Man, Saliva Illustrates "Long Way to Go" in Efforts to Reduce Stigma, Letter to Editor Says

...years in prison." Samuels adds that there also was "widespread disgust that government would now have to pay for" the man's HIV/AIDS treatment. He writes, "Even though we know that there is no scientific evidence of saliva as dangerous, this... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) Urine Feces The most common ways HIV is passed from one person to another are: Unprotected/unsafe... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

... Why Are There so Many AIDS Myths? Myths About "Catching" HIV Myths About a Cure AIDS Is a Death Sentence The Government Developed AIDS to Reduce Minority Populations Myths About Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) The spread of HIV can be prevented! There are ways to avoid, or at least reduce, contact with body... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Used the Tounge Cleaner of person at higher risk

Posted by tnk, 1 Reply
...Dear Friends I am form India. Let me tell you my circumstances... My Father-in-Law has been tested HIV positive few days back. Me & my wife was their guest for 2 days. During this visit we had used the tongue-cleaner made of 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, Read more »

PLS read this story, so confused!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and....debate:-)!! My story is that : First i am living in Hongkong!!! I need some more clear explaination why I am worried about getting HIV from sharing FOOD! In HONGKONG or ASIA, people share food mean that you take food from the communal... Read more »