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can hiv aids be transmitted through saliva

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Roth
31 years experience Dentistry
Highly unlikely: The hiv/aids virus is very fragile and short-lived. If ther is a large amount of blood in the saliva then it may be possible.
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
Technically no: Only in very rare conditions that the HIV virus crosses to another person through saliva only if that infected person has cuts or injuries in his muco ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jin Packard
6 years experience Emergency Medicine
No.: Hiv is not transmitted by kissing or rescue breathing. Unless of course, both persons happen to have open wounds actively bleeding in their mouths at ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Roth
39 years experience Hospital-based practice
Unlikely: Hiv is primarily transmitted from blood or sexual contact. It is not present in saliva. However, in the rare instance when the recipient and provider ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Unlikely you have aids. Probably more a sensitivity to spices
Dr. Sheree Cloer
18 years experience Family Medicine
Hiv: HIV is transmitted through sex and blood but generally not through saliva. However, if you are sexually active and unsure of the history of any of the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: No, this disease is not transmitted through kissing.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
15 years experience Infectious Disease
Research: Studies conducted by centers for disease control (cdc) have shown no evidence of HIV transmission from mosquitoes.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: This virus does not penetrate through intact skin. If you want to read further go to the national library of congress web site and read one or more o ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
From women: Although women acquire HIV from men more readily than men from women, men certainly acquire it through heterosexual contact every day. In high income ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
It cannot : The HIV virus is a very fragile virus and does not survive very long outside the body. Touching dried blood would not cause any risk for HIV infection ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Of course: Any unprotected sex can cause one to be exposed.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very high if: Your partner has hiv, 0 if he does not but since u may not know if you have unprotected sex u could catch that and many other diseases you do not want ... Read More

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