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Can Hiv Live In Saliva
Why do you ask?: One thing we know is that people simply don't get HIV infections from swimming pools. Stop worrying. During the bad years when there was no treatment, not a single household contact of an AIDS patients became infected without sex. Live richly and don't let unrealistic fears stop you from doing the things that you love. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
HIV: Cdc says that drying of body fluids will reduce the viral load by 99% within several hours. There have been no cases documented to have been transmitted by infected fluids off surfaces. ...Read more
Does HIV can be survive in precum of a penis, if the penis remain in contact with air for about 45 seconds? Can HIV survive outside host(body)?
Probable not: When blood is injected into blood culture bottles, white blood cells are unlikely to survive very long in the ambient environment, and with death of the wbcs the virus will quickly succumb to the lack of a host, and other factors. This is a fascinating question and although I have not researched it thoroughly, am not aware that this has been studied. Would live to hear from others. ...Read more
I don't think so: I'm not aware of any reason to believe that dried blood presents a risk. ...Read more
HIV is hard to get: Probably seconds... If that. This persistent question is getting tiresome. Please state your real purpose for repeatedly asking this type of question. Why, at 70, are you persistently and rudely ignoring the repeated answer? ...Read more
No worries re: HIV: HIV -the virus that causes AIDS is acquired from sexual activity or injection drug use. You cannot get HIV infection from blood outside the body -since once it leaves the body it dies right away. This is obviously a good thing. For some viruses though, like Hepatitis B -they CAN survive outside the body. In India there's some Hep B there. There is a Hep B vaccine you can get. Hope you can be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Please consult this site for information. http://www.aidsmap.com/Survival-outside-the-body/page/1321278/ ...Read more
No such thing: Please clarify what you mean and why you are asking. Are you planning on trying to harm someone? ...Read more
Is saliva kills hiv some doctors say it don't kills we get hiv from talking as saliva comes from other person ?
No risk, no worries: Duplicate question (?), same reply. HIV is transmitted only by sex or direct exposure to blood, i.e. blood into your bloodstream. There are no exceptions; nobody ever catches HIV without sex or blood exposure. Saliva kills the virus, so even if someone had HIV, and if it were mixed with blood, the exposure you describe would be considered zero risk. If this is your only risk, don't get tested. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more
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