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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 »

Risk of exposure from open wound and saliva

Posted by mantle198, 2 Replies
Hi 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 »

Abraded skin + saliva

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there any documentation of the risk for saliva getting onto skin that has been abraded for example by mutual masturbation?


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Horrible Saliva (sorry!!)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently had a low to moderate risk sexual encounter with someone of suspect status.
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 »

Saliva ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Help!!!

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?

please help.

read some post from other sites, showed saliva... Read more »
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Risk from Saliva Exposed to Mucous Membranes

Rick: Thanks for your willingness to answer questions. My Question: First, How viable a transmission route is saliva exposed to the mucous membranes of the rectum? For instance, the kind of exposure which might result from fingering, using saliva as...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. 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 »

HIV risk if I used condom but saliva as lubricant

Hello I am writng you because the last 10th of september I had a situation that I dont know if it is a risk or not. I had gay sex with an unknown person. I was the bottom. We kiss each other and we made the oral sex with a condom. Then when he...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi 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 »

risk of contracting from saliva

Dear Dr Reznik. can a child get the hiv virus from putting toys in his mouth just after one with hiv had it in their mouth?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Saliva 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 »

risk of infection by women rubbing saliva on penis

dear drA prostitute rubbed her saliva on my penis for lubrication but did not take my penis in her mouth. Further more we had sex with a condom.Can a disease be transmitted by just the saliva as i did not insert my penis in her mouth...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV 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 »
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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 »
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