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Can You Get Aids From Swallowing
Not that likely: Digestive enzymes of the stomach will destroy anything sensitive to ph..And thats hiv. Now..One exception to this is if you have damage, tears, inflammation or other damage to your esophagus. In general terms..I think your low on the infectivity scale. It does also depend on the viral load of the other person. Also if the viral load is higher..So are chances of transmitting the virus. ...Read more
Very unlikely: That would be a very unusual way to get infected. However, HIV can be transmitted through breast milk, so don't suck if she's lactating. Hiv is transmitted mainly through sexual intercourse, but can also be transmitted through oral sex (you doing it to her, not the other way around). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Little or no risk: Extremely rare if ever. I believe there are no proved cases of it ever happening. One estimate, from a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is that if the oral partner has HIV, the transmission risk is 1 in 20,000. That's equivalent to receiving BJs from infected partners once a day for 55 years before transmission might be likely, i.e. zero risk for practical purposes. ...Read more
Can you contract anything from saliva? If you come into contact with someone's saliva and they are infected with anything can you catch/ get it?
No, but . . .: Mouth cancer (oral cancer) is not transmitted by kissing. However, doctors believe that some throat cancers are caused by strains of hpv (human papilloma virus). Hpv causes genital warts and cervical cancer. Researchers are trying to find out if vaccines like Gardasil can prevent some throat cancers, because oral sex transmits hpv viruses from one's genitals into a partners mouth and throat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several diseases: Most well known is viral mononucleosis (kissing disease) another virus cytomegalovirus (cmv).Other microbes also spread through saliva and stick to surfaces of the cheeks and mouth, the tongue, or teeth. Bacterium streptococcus, which can cause an array of infections, including gum disease and strep throat;hpv(human papilloma virus) also transmitted by oral sex. ...Read more
No, not usually: Typhoid fever (salmonella typhi) is from the stool (poop) of infected people and is not in the saliva. However, if an infected person accidentally transferred traces of poop from his hands to his face (due to poor handwashing habits), and then he got kissed by an uninfected person, the uninfected person could swallow enough salmonella typhi bacteria to contract typhoid fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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