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Catch Hiv From 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
Can I catch HIV from having frottage in our underwear? (2 men) There was no open mouth kissing...just dry humping in underwear
No risk at all: Definitely there is no risk of HIV or other STD transmission through clothing. HIV is sexually transmitted only by vaginal or anal intercourse. Never by kissing and rarely if ever by oral-genital contact, so this would have been a no risk event even with those contacts. No worries at all about this event. Best wishes and stay safe! ...Read more
No.: Hiv is not transmitted by kissing or rescue breathing. Unless of course, both persons happen to have open wounds actively bleeding in their mouths at the same time. Several other diseases are transmitted more easily than hiv, like the flu and mono, but often treatable or vaccine-preventable. If concerned, you can buy and carry pocket-sized barriers for rescue breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does having minor burn on gum (vs. Healthy gum) make it easier to catch HIV / HCV if others' infected blood gets in your mouth?
Yes : Healthy intact skin and gums are vitally important to keep infections out. An infection is an invasion of microorganisms they will use any cracks in your armor to live inside you. Even small burns or lesions can give them foot holds to establish an infection. Wait untill the areas are healed before risking a potential infection. ...Read more
I ate a fried chicken wing at a restaurant and tasted human blood in my mouth after eating it will I catch HIV or any other disease?
I had my 4 wisdom teeth removed a week ago. Shared a drink with stranger. Should I be worried about catching HIV? I obviously have open spots in mouth
Likely zero chance: Likely 0 chance of catching HIV that day, mathematically rounding to 0, of course. The only things certain in life are "death and taxes," although I've been recently reminded that some people avoid taxes by hiring a clever tax lawyer. That said, there are no exact chance numbers for catching HIV, HIV is not transmitted by sharing food, and the great majority of strangers in the US do not have HIV. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you catch something from touching a biopsy kit left from a previous patient at a hospital and touching eyes/nose/mouth? Like herpes/hpv/hiv, etc..
Asked and Answered: I believe sincere and professional physicians have freely already answered this question correctly. The answer is no. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor 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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