Is Hiv Spread Through Saliva

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Can saliva spread HIV?

Dear Mr Kull,Can saliva spread HIV? What if a HIV+ kid shares a pacifier or milk bottle with an uninfected child? What are the risks of catching the disease from a childcare centre where children drip saliva and mucous on shared toys? Hope you're...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There have been no reported cases of HIV transmission between children. It is possible that HIV could be transmitted by saliva, but all of the statistics and studies that we have show us that it does not happen. HIV in infected people's saliva... Read more »

My doctor says yes, but Dr. Bob says no!

Hi Doctor Bob,It's the irrational girl from Los Angeles, again. I had wrote to you before about the... Read more »

HIV Query

Hi,Thanks Doctor Joseph thanks a lot for your suggestions and concerns. But I would really like to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

... How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected 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 »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIVSpreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...mother to baby during pregnancy, birth, or breastfeeding. The following "bodily fluids" are NOT infectious: Tears Sweat Saliva Urine Feces Casual contact is not considered risky because it does not include contact with blood or... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Q: can HIV be spread though saliva ? I know about the obvious( semen, vag fluids,blood ). Is it transmittal thru open-mouth kissing ? Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies weakened cellular immunity, they are often though to be caused by the virus itself or because for example of insufficient saliva production in the mouth, dry mucous membranes in general, the bladder having problems eptying fully etc. It seems... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS March 2005 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since Read more »

please help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Dutchman, Chiquilla, DJ, JustAGirl, It's worriedman again. To refresh my story, I was biten by a risky girl, touched her blood and smoked cigarette. Today is the 7th week and I started to have lots of rashes on my arms. Except that, the muscle... Read more »
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