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Mason, OH
A 19-year-old male asked:

the official .gov website on hiv says that saliva ( by itself ) cannot spread the hiv virus. yet i see doctors here say it is possible? explain?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Life is not exact: Ask if something is possible, and you'll rarely get a complete answer. That is because many things are possible in life, such as an airplane falling out of the sky and squashing you. The real question is, "How likely is this to happen?" Life is never exact, nor meant to be. Live life, play it safe (safe means different things to different people), and worry less.

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A 24-year-old male asked:

Can HIV virus can be inactivate by a saliva?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
No: No it cannot. However, it can be destroyed by other digestive enzymes.

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