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A 43-year-old member asked:

What stds can also be transmitted through saliva?

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Synanswered
Dentistry 38 years experience
Almost all: Depending on the area the saliva contacts, hiv, herpes, syphillis, hpv, gonorrhea and chlamydia can all be transmitted in saliva.
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 38 years experience
No: No STDs are transmitted via saliva.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Quite a few: There are many factors involved of course. Than main ones being the health of the infected individual, and the uninfected individual. Human papilloma virus is of great concern now due to emerging evidence that hpv transmission is linked to throat cancer. Herpes is another, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV (possible, but rare) can all be found in saliva. It is always best to practice safe sex.
Dr. Richard Fuller
Dentistry 42 years experience
All of them: It is possible to transmit all std's through saliva...Especially if there is any blood mixed in with the saliva.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can STDs be transmitted through saliva or through urine?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Yes all STDs be transmitted through saliva or through direct contact with urinary tract opening like urethra male and female.I am not sure how else you would be in contact with urine other than oral / genital or genital to genital contact. Condom use and monogamous relationships help alot to decrease std transmission
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 19 years experience
I think the chance of spreading HIV saliva-to-saliva presuming no oral mucosa/gingival disease is still generally considered close to nil...that said, STDs tend to travel together - mutual benefit. An active herpes lesion is an open door for HIV, for example.
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