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Odds Of Getting HIV Saliva

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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
...Hi,Saliva is not considered to be an HIV transmission risk unless it contains visible blood. See below.Dr. BobDr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,Nov 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... 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... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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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 Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

The New Saliva HIV Tests

...For years, we have been testing folks for HIV using blood tests. It'ssomething people have become accustomed to. But what if you don't likegetting blood tests? What if Read more »
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

...Medical Center -- writes in a New York Times letter to the editor written in response to a recent case involving an HIV-positive man who received a 35-year jail sentence for spitting into the mouth and eye of a Dallas police officer. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Saliva, Hiv, Risks?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...eneters an open sore in your mouth or into your mucous membranes or a cut, and the person giving you oral sex or kissing you is HIV+, are you at a rick of getting HIV? How significant is the risk? Is testing recommended? If one got symptoms... Read more »