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Can you get HIV from saliva?

Can you get HIV from saliva?

Yes: Any contact with body fluids can transmit HIV from one who carries the virus to another that does not have the virus. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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I am curious if HIV can come from saliva, why are we taught that it cannot?

I am curious if HIV can come from saliva, why are we taught that it cannot?

Low risk: Saliva contaminated with blood can transmit hiv, though the risk with saliva is small. See this site for more info.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/. ...Read more

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Excessive saliva a symptom of hiv?

Excessive saliva a symptom of hiv?

Non-specific: Excess saliva is a non-specific symptom and not diagnostic of any disease, let alone hiv. If you are concerned about HIV your doctor can order a test, on blood, saliva or urine. ...Read more

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Is it possible that saliva with blood can contain hiv?

Is it possible that saliva with blood can contain hiv?

Bloody Saliva ; HIV: If a person is infected with hiv, the virus may well be in saliva even without gross blood. The concentration is usually low but it is transmissable. ...Read more

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Is true that saliva with high load can transmit hiv?

HIV: Unlikely to transmit HIV through saliva because the enzymes destroy the virus. Oral transmission occurs through blood or semen reaching the tonsils, mucous membranes or lymph nodes behind the front of the mouth where saliva is located. Anything can happen, but this is very unlikely to be transmitted through saliva. ...Read more

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What are the odds of catching HIV from blood in saliva?

What are the odds of catching HIV from blood in saliva?

HIV: What did you do with the bloody saliva. Blood in any form can contain the virus, altho less likely since salivary enzymes can kill the virus. Even, however, if the virus was present it would have to get into your body somehow, requiring some form of intimate contact. ...Read more

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What's a higher risk of getting HIV? Through blood or saliva?

What's a higher risk of getting HIV? Through blood or saliva?

High risk behavior?: Your query implies high risk behavior that puts you in contact with a variety of bodily fluids. Take extra precautions please! If you don't trust the contact individual in question, then DON'T take a chance! If you think you've been exposed, get tested NOW & start treatment if positive. And, please be responsible not to put others at risk if you may even remotely have chanced an infection. ...Read more

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Is saliva kills hiv somes doctors say yes n some say no plz tell me in details who is right?

Is saliva kills hiv somes doctors say yes n some say no plz tell me in details who is right?

Both really: Saliva does contain some enzymes that can damage the blood cells that contain HIV. However, people with HIV have HIV in their saliva so it is not 100%. HIV can live in saliva in people with HIV. You can not rely on saliva protecting you for HIV. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hiv/aids through saliva?

Highly unlikely: The hiv/aids virus is very fragile and short-lived. If ther is a large amount of blood in the saliva then it may be possible. ...Read more

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What do I do about extra saliva and mucus from hiv?

What do I do about extra saliva and mucus from hiv?

See your doctor: Dry mouth causes decay. It is highly likely that the cocktail of medications you are taking are reducing your salivary flow, and as a result the usually thicker saliva produced in certain salivary glads is not moist enough and not being diluted enough for normal comfort. Have your dentists and your doctor discuss your case together and see if there is a different regime that works better for you.

Neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts — quality that counts. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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My boyfriend who has HIV rimmed me with a condom and it just end up hurting and the condom got saliva on it. I'm worried I got anal breakage. Risk?

My boyfriend who has HIV rimmed me with a condom and it just end up hurting and the condom got saliva on it. I'm worried I got anal breakage. Risk?

See details: If the condom broke during anal penetration, the risk of infection is relatively higher. If not, the risk is extremely low from just saliva. Use a lubricant in the future, not saliva. If your partner is receiving treatment, the lower his viral load, the lower the risk. ...Read more

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Hello. I am a 25 years old male. I would like to ask if HIV transmission is possible during handjob with use of saliva as lube along with kissing.?

Hello. I am a 25 years old male. I would like to ask if HIV transmission is possible during handjob with use of saliva as lube along with kissing.?

Unlikely: The risk of acquiring HIV from the actions you described is low. See this site for information on HIV transmission.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html ...Read more

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Extra saliva and mucus from HIV treatment?

Not common: Having extra saliva and mucus as a result of HIV treatment is very uncommon and not something I have seen in my patients on HIV treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is HIV or any other STD gets though saliva?

Spread through spit: Hiv is rarely spread through saliva and has only been reported in cases of deep kissing in an individual who has open ulcers or mouth sores. Many other infections can be spread via saliva: herpes, mono, gonorrhea, syphilis.... ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from saliva spit in the eye.

Can you get HIV from saliva spit in the eye.

Extremely unlikely: I have not heard of one instance of this occurring in the literature. I would recommend flushing your eye though with clean water to minimize other bacterial or viral infections. ...Read more

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Can saliva transmit hiv? Is cold and fever symptoms of hiv?

Usually not: Saliva needs to be contaminated with blood in order to transmit hiv. Hiv virus is not found in saliva.
Cold and fever symptoms may be the initial signs of hiv, but are usually passed off as another viral infection. ...Read more

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Does saliva kill hiv or not plz tell some docs say it kills n some say not bit confused?

Does saliva kill hiv or not plz tell some docs say it kills n some say not bit confused?

No: HIV is present in saliva and saliva has been documented to have transmitted HIV. Do not rely on saliva killing HIV! See this site for more information:

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/behavior/oralsex.html ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Hiv (Definition)

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


Saliva (Definition)

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