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Saliva Transmit HIV Infection

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Can Saliva transmit Hiv virus ?

Dear Dr Wohl,I am real scared and paranoid and I wanted your opinion about my recent incident. I went to a strip club and deep kissed a stripper for 30 - 40 seconds.I realized later on that I had a cut on my upper lips from shaving earlier and 2...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Chances of HIV infection = 0DW... 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... Read more »

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

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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

My 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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Which HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in Care Are Engaging in Risky Sex and Acquiring Sexually Transmitted Infections: Findings From a Boston Community Health Center

In this study, the researchers set out to determine the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections in a cohort of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) and to identify the demographic and behavioral characteristics of those infected with... Read more »
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Sex Work, Drug Use, HIV Infection, and Spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Moscow, Russian Federation

The Russian Federation has high rates of HIV-1 infection and a growing epidemic of other STDs. Highest rates of HIV infection are in major cities such as Moscow, where new cases are moving beyond the initial core group of injecting drug users (IDUs)... Read more »
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HIV-Positive Man's Saliva Not a "Deadly Weapon," New York's Highest Court Rules

The aggravated assault conviction of an HIV-positive man was overturned unanimously by the New York Court of Appeals on June 7, after the court found that the man's saliva could not legally be considered a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 3 Replies
Hi there,

Thank you in advance for reading...

I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. At this party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. Read more »

Saliva

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Okay now I am so freaking confused. Is HIV/AIDS found in saliva or Not. People on here are saying yes, how else will you be able to take a oral AIDS test. Read more »