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i carelessly share drinking straw with hiv+ person. a mouth ulcer stay with me. any possible be infected if the straw was contaminated by saliva?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Visit your PCP: I would advise you to have the ulcer examined by a primary care physician to help you with a diagnosis, treatment or referral to ENT.
Answered on Sep 24, 2016
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Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
It is highly unlikely but POSSIBLE that infected saliva could give you AIDS via a sore in your mouth. That said, the consequences are so dire that I would definitely see your physician, explain the problem and possibly get preventative treatment. Good luck.
Sep 24, 2016

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