A 56-year-old member asked:
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Can saliva transmit aids virus while performing oral sex, regardless giver or receiver?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: You don't get HIV from saliva. In the uncommon cases of transmission through oral sex, infection occurs through contact of infected blood, semen or vaginal fluid with the gums or oral mucosa, typically when there is gum disease or sores.
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
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