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Probability Of Getting HIV From Saliva

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Probabilities of getting HIV from cunninglus

Hi Ryan,You have mentioned in sevral of your answers that there have been few cases of HIV tranmission from a female to a male through cunninglus, and therefore the probabilities of getting infected is low. I might sound a bit wierd, but when you...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You shouldn't worry, but that does not mean that you are at zero risk for infection. Having mucous membrane (like the mouth) exposure to the fluids (blood,semen,vaginal secretions) of a person of unknown risk justifies HIV testing. However,... Read more »

Will saliva protect me from getting HIV?

At your site you frequently state thet GIVING oral sex to a woman involves some risk of HIV... Read more »

Infection of HIV/HCV through a saliva-blood contact

Dear doc,Some days ago I did a scratch with small bleeding that got in direct contact with a large... Read more »
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What is the probability that I have HIV?

Posted by absolute, 1 Reply
I am a hypochondriac. Hypochondriac means health anxiety or health worry. Now I am worried about HIV... So, one day I heard from friends about his auntie got infected with HIV. That time, all i know abut HIV is that its deadly, so i got curious. I... Read more »

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 »

HIV from saliva

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi. I need your help. My fiance' apprehended a shoplifter where he works. The guy spit in his face. He can't remember if any of this mans saliva got into his mouth or eyes. Anyways, I told him he has nothing to worry about but he's very nervous. Is... Read more »

probably just me worrying needlessly but

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had unprotected sex a few times about a year ago with a few boys from my small suburban neighborhood. i didn't give it much thought until my mom started to read me an article about hiv/aids the other day. i suddenly freaked out intensely. i went... Read more »