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Is HIV virus enters from the mouth or butt?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Can enter either

Hiv can enter any mucosal surface, such as the inside of the mouth, vagina, urethra, anus, and even the eyes.
Hiv-infected blood on intact skin does serve as a barrier of protection to prevent the entry of hiv. However, in the mucosal surfaces, it is much easier for HIV to cause infection, especially if there are microscopic cuts/lacerations or ulcers in these areas.

In brief: Can enter either

Hiv can enter any mucosal surface, such as the inside of the mouth, vagina, urethra, anus, and even the eyes.
Hiv-infected blood on intact skin does serve as a barrier of protection to prevent the entry of hiv. However, in the mucosal surfaces, it is much easier for HIV to cause infection, especially if there are microscopic cuts/lacerations or ulcers in these areas.
Dr. Daniel Lee
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Dr. Craig Uhl
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both

But more likely anally than orally.

In brief: Both

But more likely anally than orally.
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