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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesIs 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 »
Posted by mantle198, 2 RepliesHi I'm posting to get a better understanding of my risk exposure and gain some peace of mind, until I wait the 3 month period before I take the HIV test. Recently I had a one night stand with a sex worker, she gave me unprotected oral sex and... Read more »
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For near enough the whole of the 10 weeks since this encounter I have felt my saliva as very stringy/mucousy and
As though its collecting at the base of my throat.... Read more »
there was a guy kissed me very hardly, then shoulder skin broke, he licked my wounds with his saliva.
after a week, i felt sick, high fever, sore thorat with no reason.
Am i infected?
read some post from other sites, showed saliva... Read more »
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Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your question.There have been no cases of transmission of HIV from saliva alone. Salivacan have the virus in it, but in such small concentrations that nobody hasever been infected through saliva. However, if saliva is... Read more »
Test Positive Aware NetworkHi Marco,Thanks for writing in. Using spit as lube would increase the chance of the condom breaking, but since the condom did not break the risk was not increased. The condom protected you from HIV. In the future, be prepared with a condom and small... Read more »
Grady Health SystemSaliva is not considered a body fluid that would put anyone at risk for HIV infection. Actually there is a good deal of research which shows that saliva has properties which bind to and thus inactivates HIV. This is why casual contact such as... Read more »
Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesHIV is not known to be transmitted through contact with saliva. Please see <a href=http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionSexual/Q99072.html target=_new>Saliva as a barrier</a> for more information.RMK... Read more »
Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk TestersMy 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 in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
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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 StaffSome 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 »
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