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Saliva May Play An Inhibitory Role In Hiv Transmission

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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
...little protection against HIV. Use only water-based lubricants. Latex condoms are virtually useless when combined with oil- or petroleum-based lubricants such as Vaseline or hand lotion. (People with latex allergies can use polyethylene condoms... 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
...little protection against HIV. Use only water-based lubricants. Latex condoms are virtually useless when combined with oil- or petroleum-based lubricants such as Vaseline or hand lotion. (People with latex allergies can use polyethylene condoms... 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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...observation in releasing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that the Federal government cannot do this alone, that we all have important roles to play in reducing new infections, improving access to treatment, and reducing HIV-related health... Read more »
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China: Experts Say NGOs Play Indisputable Role in Fighting Spread of HIV/AIDS

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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...partners. What are the implications for HIV prevention? Strong STD prevention, testing, and treatment can play a vital role in comprehensive programs to prevent sexual transmission of HIV. Furthermore, STD trends can offer important... 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 it got anywhere Read more »

Playing the Aids Card....

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...refrigerators full of food, and my meds need refridgeration" she then asked what kind of meds i took, and i simply told her, i live with AIDS, the meds cost me about 1800.00 month, i have 6-800.00 dollars in food in the freezers/refridges, and if... Read more »

Passing on HIV via Saliva

Posted by SaltyWater, 2 Replies
...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 saliva from the infected person came into contact with this cold sore, whats he chances of the negative person... Read more »

triple's play*** on hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...week long bout of diarrhea. I believe I could be expirencing lipodystrophy, but I read where that usually happens later on in HIV, is 2 1/2 yrs too early to expirience this? I feel as though I've lost all the weight in my butt/legs and arms ... Read more »