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Can Hiv Live In Saliva
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: 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
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
I just had a conversation with an HIV+ man. I felt his saliva hit my face a few times during conversation. We didn't touch at all. Any risk?
If someone had a saliva test and was told they are HIV positive but when they got their blood tested it said negative what should that person do?
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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.
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Hi! If I kiss someone who has vry small amt of blood in his saliva, can I get HIV by kissing him? can saliva kill HIV even if blood present?
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
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?
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.?
Nope: Of course not. Infections have to be caught from someone else; they are not manufactured. No risk. ...Read more
It might: Especially if you have open blisters.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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