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can you get aids saliva

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Not likely: Especially if the saliva is not contaminated with blood.
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
No: Saliva is not a body fluid that can transmit hiv. However, if there is blood mixed with saliva, it may be possible.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Kopp
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Absolutely!: Aids is often transmitted through blood!
Dr. Lauren Romeo
18 years experience Wound care
Yes.: Hiv is transmitted by blood. Aids is the later condition caused by hiv.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: There is a slim possibility if the other person has hiv.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Low risk: Kissing is low risk activity. To get HIV by making out, your partner would have to HIV positive, have sores on the mouth and you also to have sores.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Hiv infection cannot be caught in this way.
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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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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Little or no risk: Extremely rare if ever; there are no proved cases of it ever happening. One estimate, from a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: No.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: There is no evidence for that at all.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV: One gets HIV though direct contact with blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. Hiv exposure no longer needs to mean infection. If one gets on the right t ... Read More

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