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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 »

saliva and hiv

Posted by zizo, 1 Reply
I have a very serious question
If somebody who is HIV positive licks a scratch of HIV negative person.
Can this transmit the disease?
I mean is it possible for the saliva of hiv positive person to transmit the virus if it touches a bloody scratch of... 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 »

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 it got anywhere else, i have some cuts on my nails from biting them, i don't know... 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, but suppose the negative person had core / cold core on the edge of his mouth, if the... Read more »
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Anxiety over the saliva of HIV+ person "FIFTH TIME...help"

My hand came in contact with salivia from an hiv positives persons mouth. I had an open cut at the time, and was wondering if there is any risk. thank you...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,There's absolutely no risk of getting HIV from a person's saliva.You may read things online that say how <i>saliva contains trace amounts of the virus</i>.. while this is true, it's... Read more »

saliva and hiv

Hi, Can you get infacted with open mouth kissing(this happened in july)? i'm terrified and got tested 2 times with 2 positive elisa and 2negative WB then did PCR DNA test that came back negative. I dont know how to read lab results....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A reactive (positive) ELISA and a negative Western Blot (WB) combined is considered to be a negative HIV screening test. So you've now had two negative HIV screening tests. This is to be expected, because kissing is not considered a... Read more »

Is Saliva HIV transmiter...Question that never dies...

Hi dr Bob,It is really magnificient what u do in order to help people...i think it is a lot of positive karma for u!!!Man, i have a fear. I had an oral sex with a guy, he gave me his condom (it was good one not to make the advertisment here, but i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are correct: yours is a QTND (Question That Never Dies). The thing about QTND is that they have ATNC (Answers That Never Change). Consequently I'll just repost several questions from the archives about saliva. If you have questions... Read more »

HIV saliva hometest versus HIV ELISA test

Case StudyTwenty-two countries participated in the studies herin referenced. A total 0f 3,867 patients and/or subjects were tested and reported. Paired specimens of serum and saliva were tested. The serum specimens were tested whether or not they...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Great summary. Wrong conclusions. Why don't you calculate the false positive and false negative rates for all the tests you cite and then explain why they are bad screening tests.MH... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... 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 you really hate getting stuck with a needle? Until now, when it came to HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Beijing to Offer Free Saliva Tests for HIV

Beginning this month, three Beijing hospitals will offer a saliva test for HIV. The oral fluid-based kit will make it easier to test for HIV in areas without proper facilities to draw blood and to test certain people, such as the obese and those... Read more »
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 and eye of a Dallas police officer was using saliva as a deadly weapon was excessive, the Dallas... Read more »