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What Is The Risk Of Saliva

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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
...concentrations that nobody hasever been infected through saliva. However, if saliva is visiblycontaminated with blood, the risk of transmission exists.I have noticed many people worried about infection when saliva is exposed toan open cut/sore,... 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... 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... 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

...response. A lot of early work, including work with this testing program in San Francisco, has indicated that particularly in high-risk testing populations, such as STD [sexually transmitted disease] clinics, and non-traditional testing venues,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...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... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...safer sex to riskier sex. Each time you engage in a sexual activity, you choose (whether consciously or unconsciously) the level of risk you are comfortable with for that moment. Safer sex often involves use of latex condoms, latex dental dams,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Groups Protest Ruling in Case Regarding HIV-Positive Man, Saliva

...Services on Friday in response to the ruling issued a statement that said, "U.S. Public Health Service guidelines determine the risk of HIV transmission from such fluids as saliva and tears to be extremely low." R. Doug Hardy, infectious... 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 and into 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? Read more »

Drunk & Dumb

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...now I am scared of infection. How could I be so stupid?? I always play it safe and tested last month NEG. I know oral is low risk but I think I need reassurence about it to make it to the next testing period. Do you think the whiskey would... 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 »