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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...infection, you should take steps to prevent getting infected. People recently infected (within the past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and refers you to other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid any...
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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
...on my face. She could be HIV positive, if she is HIV positive and since her saliva comes into contact with my blood, am i at risk of getting HIV? Let me know. Thanks. I will make a donation. Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, Nope. Saliva does... Read more »

oral sex risk

Rick, a number of your earlier answers have indicated that no person has ever acquired HIV from receiving oral sex (ie exposure to saliva) but Mark Schoof's article "The Great Fellatio Debate", posted above, refers to 4 cases where HIV was...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...through receivingoral sex were still very low. We agreed that if there were blood in themouth, then there would be a significant risk of infection through receivingoral sex. One of the cases you mentioned was a man who had also engaged... 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 transmission. Yet elsewhere I've also read many times that experts believe that there's something in saliva which helps kill or neutralise the virus....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...there have been cases of HIV transmission through giving oral sex. Theoretically, the saliva in your mouth may reduce your risk of infection to a limited extent (through these substances found in your saliva). However, since we know that HIV... Read more »

Passing Blunts and Saliva

I smoke weed.I smoke weed with other people.What diseases am I at risk for from this activity?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...(marijuana), cigarettes, sodas, etc., does not put you at any risk. If you are concerned about contact with other people's saliva, you might be at risk for anything transmitted via saliva (like a cold). Getting saliva or a mouth related STD --... 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

...different tests, but this is the only rapid test that's capable of detecting p24 antigen in addition to antibody. So it's a saliva test? No, it's blood. And the Determine Combo assay that looks at antigen, as well as antibodies, detected... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... 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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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 Read more »

High-risk?

Posted by Phatfarm1980, 1 Reply
...I got trush from a protected encounter? And doesn't contracting something like trush, then increse my cances of contracting HIV? Since the fifth day till now (7th day) I have been feeling unwell. Light sweats, slight cold symptoms etc and I... Read more »

low risk contact but fever and rash??

Posted by bob111, 2 Replies
...canker sore in mouth. i had two cold sores that were crusted over and scabbed over below my lower lip, not sure if that was a risk or not. no ejaculate in my mouth. i just had a really high fever two nights ago with bad headaches, im feeling... Read more »

saliva and old wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...hey i need someones opinion...If an Hiv+ persons saliva get in contact with 20hours old superficial skin wound, is there a risk? Read more »